Tips to help prevent cell phone theft

Advisory: Maryland Capitol Police offers tips to help prevent Cell Phone Theft.Due to their necessity and high dollar value, cell phones are fast becoming a favorite target of thieves. To reduce your chances of becoming the victim of a cell phone theft or robbery, Maryland Capitol Police offers the following safety tips:

 • Always be aware of your surroundings. Thieves may be watching you.

• Ensure your cell phone is enabled with a security password.
• Avoid becoming distracted by your cell phone conversation/texting when walking on the street.
• Keep your cell phone out of sight. Don’t hang it from your purse or jacket.
• Switch the ringer off to avoid attracting the attention of thieves.
• Never loan your cell phone to a stranger. In case of an
emergency, offer to make the call for them.
• Consider using hands-free technology.
• Avoid labeling phone numbers, addresses; “Home,” “Wife/Husband,” etc.
• Never leave your cell phone unattended.

 For more crime prevention tips: mcp.maryland.gov
For full details, view this message on the web.

Sent by Maryland Capitol Police
301 West Preston Street, M5, Baltimore, MD 21201

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