After discovering that another phone on my account also had no signal, I called my mobile carrier on a landline phone.The customer service representative explained that my account had been updated to include new i Phones, and in the process the SIM cards in my Android phones had been deactivated.City health officials noted that given the ease of access to the internet and availability of mobile devices, it’s not surprising that teens are spending more time playing video games.Officials are concerned that hours of sedentary game-playing comes at the expense of healthy exercise.I called my mobile carrier back several times over the next few days to finish cleaning up this mess.One of my phones had ended up with the wrong phone number and the other one no longer had voice mail.A few days later I received an email about mobile phone insurance that the thief had apparently added to my account.After three trips to my carrier’s retail stores and many hours on the phone, my carrier eventually fixed all the problems and refunded the fraudulent charges.
My phones immediately stopped receiving calls, and I was left with a large bill and the anxiety and fear of financial injury that spring from identity theft.
I learned that the thief had used a fake ID with my name and her photo.
She had acquired the i Phones at a retail store in Ohio, hundreds of miles from where I live, and charged them to my account on an installment plan.
At the same time, more city teens are just saying no to sex, booze and tobacco.
The percentage of city high schoolers who have had sex fell from 31.2 percent in 2013 to 27.2 percent in 2015 — a record low since the CDC began surveying ninth- through 12th-graders in 1997.