Buying and selling stolen and found mobile phones is big business for criminals; mostly because they are high value items, which are easy to steal and sell on.
Approximately 55% of people who report their phones as lost or stolen, cannot provide the phone’s unique reference number (IMEI).
To tackle thefts of small electrical products, Humberside Police is running a campaign to get people to register the details of their valuables, on to a free website, called immobilise.com.
Help us to help you!
Complete the attached form, which should take no more than a few minutes. You only need to provide your nominal details, make and model of your phone and your IMEI number.
Once you have done this, click on to the email address, which is firstname.lastname@example.org. The form will then be fired across to a dedicated SPOC box, which a member of Police staff will pick up and process the information. They will create a unique Immobilise account for you. You will later receive an email, which confirms your account details and password, so you can add your other property and valuables at a later date.
You can find out what your IMEI number is by typing *#06# into your handset