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      Can your cell phone get hacked?

      Most people depend on their cell phone for almost everything these days.

      But what if your cell phone was hacked and all your important information was stolen?

      That is exactly what has been happening to a number of people around the world.

      So how easy it to hack someone's cellphone.

      It's much easier than you may think.

      KRCG's Facebook Crew explains how you can avoid from getting your cellphone hacked.

      The cell phone hacking scandal going on in England shows exactly how easy it is to break into someone's voice mail.

      Most of the time a hacker just needs a cell phone number to listen to your messages.

      "As an investigator, we do investigate situations where there has been a compromise of someone's email, voice mail, or data packages, Private Investigator Bill Garcia said.

      Here's how to keep it from happening to you:

      First, always make sure you set up a unique password, and never use a default password, because it makes it easy for anyone to hack your phone.

      "Go in and put in a complex password that isn't easy for someone to crack, and change it regularly, Garcia said.

      Another way hackers can gain access to your voice mail is through Caller ID Spoofing.

      That's when your voice mail is tricked into thinking the call is coming from your phone itself.

      Here's how to test if you are susceptible to this threat:

      Call your voice mail from your cell phone, if it doesn't ask for a password, then you're at risk.

      The fix is simple, change your voice mail settings to always require a password, even when you're calling from your own phone.

      I also looked into the threat of bad guys actually intercepting your phone calls.

      While the Hollywood spy movies show this happening everyday, experts say it's quite difficult and expensive to do.

      Hacking into someone's cellphone is illegal in the United States.

      If you get caught you will be fined $10,000 for the first offense.

      If it's a repeated offense you can be find up to $1 million.

      If you don't know how to reset your voice mail password click here for directions.

      Also here are some safety and privacy tips for you cell phone.

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      Most people depend on their cell phone for almost everything these days.

      But what if your cell phone got hacked and all your personal information was stolen?

      That is exactly what has happen to a number of people around the world.

      There have even been some tabloids in England charged with hacking cellphones.

      So how easy is it to hack someone's cellphone?

      Tonight at ten KRCG's Facebook Crew explains what you can do to avoid cellphone hackers.

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