Mobile phones have become an indispensable part of us now, but it is not uncommon for them to be lost or stolen. Cell phone loss not only causes your privacy leak but also leads to your financial loss. Now, whether on the Internet or on TV, there are news stories about the loss of their mobile phones that have caused the family to be cheated by the criminals. These numerous personal examples make us realize the importance of protecting mobile phones. So, how can you make your phone as safe as possible? If you lose your phone, how can you find it more effectively? Today, I’m going to teach you what to do if you lose your phone.
5 things you must do if you lose your cell phone
Even if our mobile phone is lost, we must operate it objectively, calmly and methodically, so as to reduce some unnecessary losses. So, the following five emergency measures are important to you.
1. Call your lost phone or send a text message
Use someone else’s phone to call your lost phone, so that you may find the thief through the phone ringtone, and finally confirm whether the phone is lost. There is another way that I saw on the Internet. After someone lost his cell phone, he sent a text message to his own mobile phone with someone else’s cell phone. The content was probably that “I wanted to give you back the money I had previously owed you. Please send me your bank account”. The thief immediately replied, and the police seized the thief according to the bank card number.
2. Issue an announcement
If your phone is lost, your text messages and contacts may be stolen by someone else. You should call your family, friends, and classmates about the loss of your cell phone or issue an announcement that “the phone has been lost, do not believe the words such as remittance”, so as not to make them gullible.
3. Report the loss of Alipay/WeChat
If you find that your mobile phone is lost, you should first turn off Alipay’s wireless payment, and then change the password of Alipay, QQ, WeChat, Baidu financial management and online banking wallet and so on. Or call the local customer service to report the loss of Alipay, which can temporarily freeze the transaction and ensure the safety of your funds.
4. Report loss of SIM card
Calling the customer service, requesting the SIM card to report the loss. At this time, it is necessary to provide the service password. If you forget it, it doesn’t matter, provides the customer service personnel with your ID number and name. Then your SIM card will be suspended for 24 hours.
5. Use the function of phone recovery
Using mobile phone location function to find your own mobile phone, not only can you achieve positioning but also can remotely erase mobile phone data, when your mobile phone has inconvenient information, remote erasure function is the best way to protect your privacy. It is important to note that if you choose to erase the phone data, it will also lose the function of tracking the phone.