Whilst we continue to tackle those involved in mobile phone crime, we ask you to consider the following steps to help prevent you becoming a victim of crime. Whether you are going to a music festival, a sporting event or simply going about your daily business, by following some simple tips you can help keep you phone secure.
General Crime Prevention advice
This section provides some tips on how you can prevent yourself from becoming a victim of phone crime.
Advice for young people
This section gives some tips for young people to consider to help prevent them from becoming a victim of phone crime.
Mobile Phone Scam
University students are being warned to stay vigilant as they run up large telephone debts in suspected mobile phone fraud.
Going to an event?
If you are attending a music festival, or going to a sporting event, read tips on how you can keep you and your mobile safe.
BBC Crimewatch interview
BBC1's Crimewatch presenter Martin Bayfield interviews the NMPCU's DI Louise Drinkwater about the types of phone theft and ways to keep your phone safe in areas like bus stops, streets and train stations.
Criminal often use bikes and mopeds to snatch mobile phones from people, particularly at busy locations such as outside tube stations, shopping centres or concert venues. Often victims are approached from behind while talking or texting on phones.