Tips to avoid getting your phone snatched

robo celularAnswering calls on the street, carrying your phone in your hand, in your back pocket and texting while walking are ways to give criminals the perfect opportunity.

So you don’t grieve for your lost phone and spend money you off of your budget, follow these key suggestions:

Public places are forbidden:

People tend to answer their mobile phones anywhere, but it’s best to avoid it when you’re not in a safe place. When you answer your phone on the street you’re always at risk of getting robbed, but it’s more likely in crowded places.

Never carry it in your hand:

Many people use to carry their phones in their hands. Putting it out there for other people to see increases your risk of having it snatched off your hands, no matter where you are.

Texting:

Iphone, Blackberry, Android and, in general, smartphone users not only answer calls anywhere, but also text. Avoid doing that since when texting you pay even less attention to your surroundings that when you’re talking on the phone, therefore putting your safety at risk. Accidents for texting while walking or driving are increasing by the minute.

Better in the front pocket:

Carrying the phone in your back pocket is not very recommendable, as it is easier to steal. You should carry your phone in your front or side pockets, that makes them harder to steal.

Do not talk while driving:

Mobile telephone theft while on traffic is also increasing. Not only you’re breaking the law when you talk on the phone while you drive, but you’re also risking the lives of other people, and thieves take advantage of your distraction to act.

What to do if your mobile phone is stolen?

The first thing to do is call your mobile phone operator. If you can’t contact the operator, you can report the loss through their website by entering your device’s IMEI code; that will immediately block it. You should keep your phone’s IMEI code written somewhere safe. The IMEI is printed on the back of the phone.

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