ABC News is reporting on a surge in the sale of disposable cell phones in Texas and California that may have a link to possible domestic terrorist activity. Disposable cell phones are hard to track because they do not require the purchasers to sign a contract or have a credit card or personal identification.
From the article —
Federal agents have launched an investigation into a surge in the purchase of large quantities of disposable cell phones by individuals from the Middle East and Pakistan, ABC News has learned.
The phones — which do not require purchasers to sign a contract or have a credit card — have many legitimate uses, and are popular with people who have bad credit or for use as emergency phones tucked away in glove compartments or tackle boxes. But since they can be difficult or impossible to track, law enforcement officials say the phones are widely used by criminal gangs and terrorists.
You can read the entire article and watch the video report by Brian Ross and Richard Esposito @ Surge In Sale of Disposable Cell Phones May Have Terror Link