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Sunday December 24th, 2006 03:25 AM
Mobile Phone Crime - Every year in the UK hundreds of thousands of phones are stolen. It sounds unbelievable, but it's true: in 2000/1, the estimated number of mobile phone thefts was 710,000. Over the same period, 28% of all robberies involved a mobile phone. These are disturbing statistics.
Tips to prevent Mobile Phone Theft
If someone asks to use your phone claiming an emergency situation then ask them the number they want dialling and the message to give. Phone the number and relay the message yourself unless you are confident that there is no chance of the person running off or refusing to give your phone back.
Every time you finish using the phone lock the keys, this helps reduce accidental 999 calls.
Record details of your electronic serial number (ESN) and consider separate insurance
Most phones have an IMEI number which is a unique identifier for the phone; you can obtain this number by typing *#06# (star hash 06 hash) into your mobile phone and it will display a 15 digit number
Property mark your phone with your postcode and door number to help police identify stolen ones
Report a lost or stolen phone to the police immediately
Inform your service provider if your phone is stolen or lost.
Safety First - Follow these tips to reduce the chances of you becoming a victim of Mobile Phone crime. It is always worth remembering that no matter how expensive or important your Mobile Phone is you should never put your Phone above that of your own personal safety. If someone tries to steal your Phone, remember, you can always replace a phone but you can't replace....
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