Avon and Somerset Police have issued new advise about protecting your belonging from thieves.

    Most reports of lost or stolen mobile phones come from people who have been out at bars and clubs at the weekend? If you put your phone on a table or hang your bag on the back of a chair think… a thief sees easy money. All it takes is a few seconds and you could lose your phone with all your contacts, music, photos and personal information or your purse with all your money, cards and identification.

    To help you beat the thieves, keep your phones / bags / purses / wallets / cameras out of sight

    Keep your bag, phone, purses, wallets on your person, and never leave them unattended.

    Do not hang bags containing your purse/wallet or other valuables on the backs of chairs or tucked under chairs, where you cannot see them.

    • As soon as you buy a new phone make a note of your I.M.E.I number. This is your phone’s unique 15-digit serial number which normally appears underneath the battery.
    • Always use your security password to lock your device.
    • Always enable the tracking software on your device.
    • Make sure your device is insured.


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