The rate of street crime is rising in Pakistan. Nowadays, thieves are so bold that they may approach a person casually in open-air cafes, malls, and other public places and demand their cell phones.
Imagine yourself relaxing with a drink in an area you thought to be secure when all of a sudden, a thief comes over and takes your phone. Concern over what might happen to your contact information and personal data can become paralyzing.
If your smartphone is stolen, follow these practical recommendations.
When your phone is stolen, call your cell network and have your sim card banned to render the phone worthless. Visit the phone company’s website to find out how to ban your phone. Your phone’s IMEI number might potentially be restricted. Your phone has this code. Note this number for safety.
Change your passwords:
If your phone is stolen, your bank data and email may be exposed. Change online banking, social media, and email passwords quickly. Tell your bank to disable its app on your phone. Thieves won’t be able to steal from you or access your account through other parties.
Complain to police. After being notified, they can warn others about mobile snatchers. The complaint will also serve as documentation for your bank and cell network. Police know where cell phone thefts are rising so they can investigate.
Notify your friends and family:
When a cellphone is stolen, not only is the victim’s information exposed, but also their friends and family’. The scammers may use email or free chatting applications. Having been warned, your loved ones can block your number or be extra careful with your social media communications.