Welcome to the National Mobile Phone Crime Unit
University students are being warned to stay vigilant as they run up large telephone debts in suspected mobile phone fraud. The National Mobile Phone Crime Unit (NMPCU) has launched an investigation into a suspected mobile phone fraud targeting students at universities across the UK. Read our advice here.Mobile Phone Scam
Immobilise is the world's largest free register of possession ownership details. These details are searchable by all UK Police Forces and form a very effective tool in helping to identify and return recovered lost or stolen personal property to its rightful owner. These details are held on a secure system that is approved to Government standards.Immobilise
If you are a victim of crime, find out ways of reporting it to your local Police. In an emergency you should phone 999. You should use this service to contact Police in situations when you need an immediate response - if a crime / incident is happening now or if anyone is in immediate danger.Contacting Police
The National Mobile Phone Crime Unit (NMPCU) was officially launched in December 2003. We are a UK Police unit whose main aim is to reduce street crime and the number of mobile phones stolen. We tackle those involved in mobile phone criminality and principally the handlers and exporters of stolen mobile phones. Currently there are about 250,000 - 300, 000 phones stolen and reported to Police each year in the UK. The increased functionality of new handsets makes them potentially more attractive to thieves which provides additional challenges.
This site is intended to inform you of crime trends, what the unit is doing to counter them and how you can help to protect yourself being a victim of phone crime.