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|Protect your mobile phone
Mobile phones allow us to do much more than simply make calls, text and take photos. Online banking, social media and shopping are commonly accessed through our phones and many also contain valuable personal data.
To prevent your mobile becoming a tempting target for thieves, Safer New Forest and the Home Office have issued some simple steps to protect your mobile phone.
Check your mobile phone for security features that are intended to stop anyone else using it if it is stolen. These include:
More information about your phone's security features can be found online at http://www.police.uk/crime-prevention-advice/protecting-your-mobile-phone
If your mobile is lost or stolen, you need to be able to identify it. Each handset has a unique International Mobile Equipment Identity number (IMEI) hardwired into it. Knowing the IMEI will help the police identify your handset if it is recovered. UK network operators will also prevent a stolen handset from working across their respective networks if they know its IMEI.
You can find your handset's IMEI by:
When you are using your mobile away from home, protect your handset from opportunist thieves: