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Just watched a video on TechEBlog about jacking Bluetooth handsets. BlueJacking has not been declared a major threat as of yet. After watching the video, you wonder why it has not received more attention. A blue-jacker simply hangs around where a high concentration of mobile phone users are located (business district, office park, transit station, etc.) and simply scans for open devices where the blue-jacker can connect to the victims phone via Bluetooth.
Once connected to the bluejacked device the scammer makes remote calls to premium phone numbers, running your phone bill up, without you even knowing. While the scam can be easily pulled off, apparently it can be stopped just as easy. It is suggested that you simply turn off your Bluetooth until you actually need to use it otherwise you run the risk of being blue-jacked.