Mobile Phone Theft

76% of adults in Britain own mobile phones, most of which always have their phones with them. Since we can be connected 24/7, we open ourselves up to the opportunity to be scammed. You can lower your chances of being scammed on your mobile phone by being cautious of unknown numbers and taking appropriate actions to keep your personal information private.

Stolen Phones accounted for 442,000 thefts in the UK in 2015 alone.

If a stolen or lost phone winds up in the wrong hands it can be used to make unauthorised calls.

The criminals could also gain access to personal information saved on the mobile phone, such as saved bank account information, which could be used to make purchases on the phone. To avoid losing or having your phone stolen, try to keep it in the same spot on you whenever you are out so you don’t lose track of it.

Make sure to use a secure passcode so the thief cannot gain access to your information.

Some smartphones come equipped with an app that will help you find your phone in a situation like this. If your smartphone doesn’t have such an app pre-installed, you can download one.

If your phone is lost or stolen you can use the app to help you track your phone down. There are also apps that enable you to wipe all the data on your phone remotely when the phone is online.

As he pats his pockets, checks for mobile phone, wallet and keys. All there.