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How to Secure Your Mobile Phones

by Linda D. Yelverton

The prevalence of mobile phones in the modern world has changed the way we communicate with people and thus increased the numbers of break-ins and robberies. The usual suspects have changed, but one fact remains true: Mobile Phones is the easy targets for criminals and it is the case today no matter where you go. Here are some of the latest ways of getting hold of mobile phones stolen or your personal information.

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The first thing you need to do to protect your mobile phones from theft is to make sure that you secure your home and office. Installing a private keypad in your home is one of the best ways of securing your home as this is the only way to get access to your mobile phone. You should also ensure that you only carry a limited number of credit card in your pocket. Another good method is by taking a picture of your wallet and putting it into the mobile phone before getting into your car.

While your cell phone is on the charger it will display a number of text messages sent and received by you as well as the date and time of the message. This is a way of identifying the owner of the phone.

Many thieves look for the parking area near the office, home, train station or bus station to check if there are any mobile phones around. Most of the times, they go to look for something that has been moved or dropped.

Always make sure that you protect your mobile phones as they are a great target for thieves. Some of the things you can do to make your mobile phones more appealing to thieves include covering them with cellophane and hiding them at the back of the car, in the back of the closet and underneath the couch.

One of the best ways to protect your mobile phones is to cover them up with cellophane. The cellophane can be used to cover the screen of the mobile phone and prevent someone from reading the caller ID. Since mobile phones have a screen now, thieves can easily see the person’s name and phone number.

In cases where you have lost your mobile phones, it is better to move them from place to place in order to prevent them from being stolen. It is also a good idea to change your mobile phone passwords regularly so that if your mobile phones are lost they cannot be used for fraudulent purposes.

It is always a good idea to change the SIM card on your mobile phones from time to time. This will allow you to easily switch from one phone to another. However, mobile phones should not be changed without the approval of the telecom service provider.

Even though you may think you have got rid of your mobile phones, they can be easily stolen and used for fraudulent activities such as sending calls or receiving calls. If this happens to you, then simply move them to the location where you normally carry them to find out if they are still working.

Take a good look at your mobile phones and make sure that you have removed all traces of anything that could identify you or where your information is stored. You could put it in a plastic bag and throw it in the trash.

Finally, don’t let others use your phone unless you know for sure that it is safe. Always lock your mobile phones and let others have access to your accounts and bank card numbers only.

These are some of the methods of protecting your mobile phones and personal information. But keep in mind that while these are great methods of securing your mobile phones, it will never be enough to prevent the robberies and thefts that occur every day.

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