Love Your Phone
Thieves and pickpockets want your phone – don’t make it easy for them to take it.
Think how you’d feel if you lost your contact numbers, photographs, videos and music.
Be discreet on the street – keep your phone and other valuables out of sight.
Stay alert – don’t let headphones block out traffic, strangers or potential trouble.
Listen to your instincts – know your route, avoid dark places and if you don’t feel safe, move to a busier area.
Never let a stranger use your phone. If it is an emergency, dial 999 on their behalf.
Note down the unique IMEI number – you will need this number to report a stolen phone. Key *#06# into your mobile and it will display this number.
Mark your postcode and door number in UV pen on your phone.
Register for free at Immobilise.com to help get a lost or stolen phone back.
Block your phone – contact your network provider or call 08701 123 123.
Trace lost or stolen phones by activating their in-built tracker app or by downloading a reputable one from your app store.
Report crime or suspicious behaviour to police on 101. In an emergency dial 999.
If you falsely report your phone as stolen you could be prosecuted.