An Garda Siochana – Mobile Phone Theft prevention Tips

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Top 10 Mobile Phone Theft prevention Tips


1.Register your Mobile Phone with your Service Provider.


2.Take careful note of your unique 15 Digit Mobile Phone

IMEI number. (The IMEI number is located on the back of

your phone underneath the battery, or you can locate it

by dialling *#06# on your keypad)


3.Enable the PIN Security feature and keep your Phone

locked at all times.


4.When out and about, keep your Mobile Phone out of

public view, be streetwise and always be aware of your



5.Never leave your Mobile Phone behind in an unattended vehicle.


6.Property mark your Phone with unique personal letters or numbers.


7.Avoid making calls or texting on your Phone while crossing the road.


8.If making or receiving a Mobile Phone call in public, always do so with your

back up against the wall or a shop window etc so that you can see around

you and reduce the opportunity to be attacked from behind.


9.If you a have a SmartPhone, consider downloading a location finder App.


10.If your Mobile Phone is lost or stolen, immediately report it to An Garda

Síochána and contact your Service Provider in order to have your IMEI

number blocked, so that it can’t be used.