Police advisory on cell phone safety
KARACHI – Sindh police have informed mobile phone users to preserve a 15-digit special number in their cell phones, which can be ascertained by dialling *#06#, to check cell phone theft or snatching.
In case of loss, theft or snatching of any mobile set, a user can make his/her phone inoperative by giving the said number to the GSM companies.
An announcement to this effect was issued by police on October 25.
It also asked the GSM companies that in case a person came with a police report of loss, theft or snatching of any mobile set, and mentioned the special number, then, after necessary procedure, the lost set should be locked, so that it could not be sold again in the market.
The statement said that this would discourage the criminals.