Love Your Phone

Thieves and pickpockets want your phone – don’t make it easy for them to take it. Think how you’d feel if you lost your contact numbers, photographs, videos and music.

Stay safe:

  • Be discreet on the street – keep your phone and other valuables out of sight.
  • Stay alert – don’t let headphones block out traffic, strangers or potential trouble.
  • Listen to your instincts – know your route, avoid dark places and if you don’t feel safe, move to a busier area.
  • Never let a stranger use your phone. If it is an emergency, dial 999 on their behalf.
  • Note down the unique IMEI number – you will need this number to report a stolen phone.
  • Key *#06# into your mobile and it will display this number.
  • Mark your postcode and door number in UV pen on your phone.
  • Register for free at to help get a lost or stolen phone back.
  • Block your phone – contact your network provider or call 08701 123 123.
  • Trace lost or stolen phones by activating their in-built tracker app or by downloading a reputable one from your app store.