Mobile Phone - What to Do If Your Cell phone is Lost Or even Stolen

A sad but true fact is that mobile phone theft is in the increase and it could take place to you regardless of where you live.

In the UK, more than 1 million websites were stolen during last year. In the same time period, more than 1 millions were lost also. When it comes to damage of mobiles 200,000 were sent through the washer, 400,000 were sent plummeting right into a drink, and a whopping 600,000 mobiles were flushed down the toilet.

If you add to that fact that more than 15 then, 000 were left on buses or tube trains, these are not healthy amounts. Of course, the most that can be done about damage is replace your mobile and hope which you have some type of insurance security. However, when you shed your telephone, someone may just find it and be nice good enough to keep it for themselves which could lead to high bills and money out of your pocket.

Two simple steps if your mobile goes missing?

Step 1 -
 Record it to the Police as quickly as possible and ask for a crime reference number. This will help you if you need to make an insurance claim at a later date.

Step 2 - Notify your phone service provider and let them know what has happened as they can block your telephone from getting any further calls almost immediately. Ask them to block both your SIM and handset. At the same time, if your cellular phone is equipped with a GPS system, they might be able to help the police locate the mobile. 
Protecting your mobileThere are several steps you can take to make your mobile phone more secure, including keeping your phone out of sight when not in use and using the phone’s security features such as your phone lock and PIN number access. These features may stop people making unauthorized calls using your telephone or SIM.

It is easy for your telephone to “go walkabout” for those who have a habit of positioning it down in a pub table, or shop counter - so take extra care when you are out and about.

Keeping quiet - there are times when it is better to have your mobile on silent or switched to vibrate as popular ring tones quickly alert a thief to the latest phone model you could be carrying in your pocket. Busy areas such as tube stations, markets or sporting venues supply ideal areas for thieves to disappear into a group so you should also consider silencing your mobile phones in these locations. Thieves are generally opportunistic so don’t make yourself an easy target.

The register is used by the Police and other authorities to trace stolen and lost property so it should be high on your list when your purchase a new telephone. You will need your IMEI amount or serial amount which can be retrieved from any type of handset by keying in *#06# or additionally remove the back cover and you will find your IMEI under the battery.

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