If you have lost a phone to thieves before, the experience is very bitter. Annoyingly, the phone will disappear without your knowledge. After the phone has grown wings, that is it and many of us scarcely do anything about it. We just move on. Meanwhile, the phone thief is confidently using your phone calling your friends and demanding for money. Many have fallen victim to this theft. In line with this, we’ve gathered 5 ways to stop thieves from using your mobile phone.
Block the SIM card
Most times, the SIM card is the first thing thieves get rid of when they steal your phone. Others do not bother to remove it but they won’t pick your calls. Since, you are using your phone to perform all sorts of transactions, you should contact your service provider immediately to block it.
You can simply setup a password that will prevent others from using your phone. The code will be activated when an unauthorised person accesses it. In some cases, when you lock it, it will render the phone completely unusable.
Use your phone’s built-in features
There are phone features that you can activate to prepare your phone for any theft. On Android phones, you can use the Android Device Manger. You can access the manager online and it will help you locate your phone. On iOS, you have to set up find my phone feature. You can use it to find, text and wipe your device. You can do all these when the phone is switched on.
Insure your phone
For Nigerians who use expensive phones, they can insure it. It will be replaced by the insurance firm. You don’t need to worry about your device being stolen. But that doesn’t mean you should be careless.
Report to the police
You can also make a report to the police. They can help you launch a manhunt to get back your phone.
BREAKING: Google Is Now A $1 Trillion Company
Google has recorded a milestone achievement of $1 trillion, joining the likes of Apple, Microsoft, and Amazon.
The search engine company was able to achieve the feat on Thursday, after its parent company, Alphabet ended the day’s trading at $1,451.70 per share, up 0.87 percent.
With Thursday’s achievement, Google became the fourth S&P 500 component to top the lofty level. Business Insider reported that while Apple and Microsoft are still valued at more than $1 trillion, Amazon which was the second US firm to ever hit the $1 trillion level back in September 2018 has since fallen below the number.
This is the first time that three American companies are worth at least $1 trillion at the same time. The most valuable company on the planet is still the oil giant Saudi Aramco, who went public last month at a valuation of $2 trillion and is currently worth around $1.8 trillion.
Alphabet’s record market valuation came after a historic change in leadership at the company. Recall that Sundar Pichai became the CEO of both Google and Alphabet after co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin announced that they would step back from the company which they founded in 1998.
Apple App Store Breaks Record, Earns $386m In A Single Day
Apple has reportedly broken a record by earning $386m from its app store in one day.
The App Store revenue for 2019 was record breaking and so was the amount earned just between Christmas Eve and New Year. The app store racked in a sum total of $1.42 billion between Christmas and New Year Day alone.
This is a 20% increase from 2019. 2019 was a great year for Apple as it was the launch of the Apple TV+, News+ and Arcade. Combined with Apple Music and Apple Pay.
However, Apple did not indicate the exact numbers each service brought but noted that Apple TV app will be coming to LG, Sony and VIZIO smart TVs.
Apple paid developers $38B in 2019, a quarter of what they’ve earned since the App Store launched in 2008 which is $155B.
Also Developers were paid $34B in 2018.
BEWARE: Your BANK Account Could Be Emptied Without An Alert → SEE HOW!
Dear All, Please let’s be very careful.. There is a new HIGH TECH FRAUD in town called the SIM SWAP FRAUD, and hundreds of persons are already VICTIMS.
How does it work?
- A new fraud called SIM SWAP has started. Your phone network will momentarily go blind / zero (No Signal / Zero Bars) and after a while a call will come through.
- The Person on the other end of the call will tell you that he is calling from (your cell phone company) depending on your network and that there is a problem in your mobile network.
- He will instruct you to Please press 1 on your phone to get the network back.
Please at this stage don’t Press anything, Just cut or END the call
If you press 1, the network will appear suddenly and almost immediately go blind again (Zero Bars) and by that action, your phone is #HACKED.
Within a second they will empty your bank account, thereby causing you untold damage.
– What you will experience –
It will appear as though your line is without Network, meanwhile your SIM has been SWAPPED.
The danger here is that, you will not get any alert of any transactions, so please those of us doing USSD Banking and Mobile Banking BEWARE. Let’s be very careful.
Please, share this article to your contacts, loved ones and friends. The fraud is increasing day by day.
Message from: a Cybersecurity Group
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