FBI probes disposable mobile phone purchases

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into a large scale purchase of disposable cell phones in California and an attempted purchase in Texas, a Dow Jones report said.


The report said these types of phones, which can be bought without a credit card or identification, have been used in terrorist attacks, such as the Madrid train bombing in 2004.


The latest incident occurred on New Year's Eve at a Target in Hemet, California, were 150 disposable TracFones were purchased, the report said.