An Garda Siochana Tipperary Town
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.