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Mobile Device Theft Prevention Tips
  • Save the box when you buy your phone – the label has important info in case of theft or write down your serial number and IMEI number by accessing “Settings” and save in case of theft
     
  • Download and enable “Find my iPhone” or “Android Device Manager” on your mobile phone or tablet
     
  • ALWAYS use a password and secure your device
     
  • Know your passwords for iTunes or Google Play so you can access the device remotely
     
  • NEVER leave your mobile device in your vehicle, on a counter at a store or bathroom. ALWAYS put it back in your pocket or purse
     
  • ALWAYS call 911 as soon as possible after a theft – the faster we can track a device, the greater the likelihood it will be recovered
     
  • Make sure an officer responds to your location when you report a device theft

For additional information on what the community can do to safeguard their mobile devices please visit:
 
http://www.fcc.gov/guides/stolen-and-lost-wireless-devices
 
http://www.ctia.org/consumer_info/safety/index.cfm/aid/12084