how to get rid of an old mobile with all your stuff off

the dangers

54% of second-hand phones contained personal data. During the research it purchased 35 mobiles and found personal information such as text messages, emails and even bank details on 19 of them.

what could you do about it

Run through the checklist below to ensure that when a phone leaves your hands there’s nothing stored on it that could come back to haunt you.• The most important and most obvious thing to do if you’re selling or recycling a phone is to back up all contact information and if necessary, text messages, photos, appointments and documents.

this could effect you.

this can effect you really badly or not to badly. but either way they could get into your bank details, text messages, emails, photos,even apps which you haven't actually deleted or disabled.