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My phone was stolen today. What can I do to protect my information from getting into the wrong hands

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Linda Robertson,

Remote disable or erase would be a feature to look at...
Call your phone provider and ask what they can do for you.

Any other approach depends on what kind of phone you have...

If you are willing to file a police report... And your general commitment to RIGHTEOUSNESS... ATTEMPTING to "FIND MY PHONE" without proper authority could be down-right dangerous, hazardous to your health if not all your future earnings...
IF you were to DELIBERATELY (or just negligently) injure someone over a phone... YOU could be supporting them
and their family for the rest of your days (tort)... over a phone
or worse... Criminally liable yourself.

The only way you could/should go PHONE HUNTING is under the AUTHORITY of the POLICE (and of course ... everybody's mood/workload... and general availability in BETWEEN).

If you were following the San Bernardino Christmas Party Attack (last year)... The UNITED STATES Government found itself at odds with APPLE Corporation (advocating customer privacy).

If you are MODESTLY protected by a PASSWORD you are generally OKAY.

Most criminal elements are interested in the FAST BUCK.

We incredibly PARANOID folks typically have little to lose but our perceived PRIVACY (being money poor and conspiracy rich) we seem to have forgotten the notion of the FAST BUCK...

The object of the average thief... once they burn thru the 0000, 1111, 1234 & 9999... Opportunity beckons ELSEWHERE.
(So many car windows... so little time).


Notwithstanding repeated attempt = data FLUSH with
APPLE Corporation... Your data are GENERALLY safe...

Of course to the perseverant.. with no common sense
& boundless funds & resources (the government)...
not even that proverbial steel ball is safe from a feather.

Carnac the Magnificent

Agreed When everybody is out to get you paranoia is just good thinking

Apple and the Justice Department enter the open hostilities phase of...

https://www.bing.com/search?q=san+bernardo+attack&FORM=QSRE8

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I had my phone stolen and need to get it back but i dont have the imei number what should i do


Here is your answer in under 5 minutes ...

If it was stolen, it is very unlikely that the thief will return it to you. If it is recovered, the agency recovering it may be able to return it to you if they can find out how to contact you. Dont count on it. In many juristictions, the phone company can not reveal the personal information of their customers ... like your phone number or your name etc. No one cares about your imei right now.

The very best thing for you to do right now is call your service provider - the phone company - and report the telephone missing and get it turned off before someone charges a small country to your account. Next, call the police department and report your phone missing so they will not trace a crime back to you inadvertently.

The phone company has all the informkation on your phone and they will know if someone is trying to use your phone in their name. Whether they will report that to you or law enforcement is part of the "great unknown".

Your data on your phone is the very least of your troubles right now ...

If you have phone insurance, contact that carrier and report your phone stolen. In my experience, my phone insurance carrier has had a replacement phone to me in less than 24 hours. If you have such coverage, your experience may be different.

Now, protect yourself, get on the phone and report your loss to the police and the phone company.

Thank you for the opportunity to helpyou with your trouble today. Thank you for using FixYa.com

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Recent News reports have demonstrated how easy it is for someone to steal information off your credit cards without your knowledge.<br /> Today almost everyone has at least 1 card in his or her wallet which contains an Radio Frequency Identification Device (RFID),just a fancy name for a chip embedded in the card. While these can and do benefit us in many ways, unscrupulous persons have the capability of reading the information on the card while it's still in you purse or pocket. The stolen information might include your credit card numbers as well as other personal information that in the wrong hands might proof disastrous to you. You can protect this unwanted intrusion by paying for expensive wallets or purses that protect your information by blocking the signal from the RFID chip the RFID reader OR you can protect your information now for almost $0. <br /> <b><u>Heres' how:</u></b><br /> <br /> <u>A 27 microns thick piece of aluminum foil is adequate to block an RFID signal and your standard household foil (Reynold Wrap) is 1143 microns thick. That's 42.3 times thicker than you need to stop the signal.</u><br /> <u>Cut a few strips of foil to fit along the inner lining of your wallet, purse or whatever your credit cards are in and your protected. Simple, cheap and effective protection.</u><br />

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