Mobile Phones

Teenagers and mobiles go hand in hand, but who has their hand on yours?

Here are few ways you can protect yourself from being a victim of mobile phone theft:

  • Record your phone's IMEI number - which is unique to each phone. You can do this a number of different ways: good old fashioned pen and paper; on your PC at home; or if you want to be able to access the information anywhere, you can now go to a special web site which allows you to register your phone for free - then if it is ever stolen, you can get all the details from this site with your own login.
  • The site you need to surf is www.menduk.org. The best bit about this site is that you can also register other electrical equipment such as personal tape and CD players, PCs, laptops and MP3 players.
  • If your phone is stolen, the IMEI number can then be used by police to block it across all the networks making it useless to any thief and therefore less likely to be stolen. The police can also prove that the phone is stolen and, if we get it back, we can return it to you. The IMEI number is displayed by pressing * # 0 6 #
  • Get your phone UV marked.
  • Keep your phone out of sight when you are in public places, such as when you are walking in the street.
  • Use any security features that are built in to your phone, such as additional security codes.
  • If you are not using your phone then keep it turned off.
  • If your phone is lost or stolen then report it immediately to your operator or call 08701 123 123 to get your phone blocked.

If your phone is stolen, it’s a crime – report it.