I have never had a device stolen from me. However, I came close to what it felt like of being a victim of a stolen device earlier this year when I momentarily lost my cell phone. I don’t rely on my phone as many people do. I hate texting, and I don’t frequent social media via my smartphone like I do with my laptop. I do check my bank account from time to time. That, alone, is enough for me to be concerned since I’m putting myself at financial risk. I’d have probably been a victim later on if I hadn’t been fortunate enough to locate my phone on a street, near a sidewalk. It was only a nick of time that it would have been in smithereens, or worse, in the wrong hands!
For me, it was the oddest predicament, because I could have sworn that I had left it at home on the charger, due to a low battery. Thanks to a cell phone tracker that I installed at a last ditch resort to locate my phone. I probably would have never found my phone, otherwise! I have grown wiser since then and have taken extra cautionary measures to secure my phone.
How I Secure My Phone
According to statistics, 113 cell phones are stolen every minute in the United States. These are significant, yet sobering numbers enough to take necessary action to prevent identity theft. Some of the best and most surefire ways to protect your data is adding a lock and installing a tracking software on your devices. A tracking software, such as Absolute LoJack, will locate your device (laptop, smartphone, or tablet), lock it from intruders, and permanently erase your personal data to prevent and protect you from potential identity theft and fraudulent purchases. They offer a Recover and Guarantee (if they’re unable to return the device to you within 60 days).
Absolute Data Protect Product Features
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I saw them advertising LoJack in the university tech store when our daughter got some software. I can see how useful this would be at college.
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Wow, 30% off this month? That’s a great deal and for such an important item. I can’t believe so many devices get stolen each year!
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I had no idea that August was device theft awareness month and I do need to take more precautions with my phone.
After having my phone stolen in the past I know how important it is to stay covered! Thanks for sharing the info about AbsoluteLoJack, I’m looking into it right now.
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Yep, I’ve had mine stolen, and lost before! I’m looking into this.
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We were at a resort recently where a women shared that her smartphone was taken right out from her fingertips in the lobby. The person who stole it had the audacity to answer her phone and then say he planned to “return it” before shutting off the phone. She was a young mom with kids and traveling alone. It was downright sad. This sounds like a beneficial program. I had no idea how many phones were stolen everyday, crazy!
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these are really cool stats and it should help us make some decisions about our device security!
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Amazing how so many do nothing at all. Nice sale this month. Thank you for sharing.
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I definitely need to start taking more precaution in protecting my device.
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It’s amazing the difference that just adding a 4 digit pin will do in protecting your device!
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I never thought about putting antivirus software on my phone!! I need to check that out!
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I have both a fingerprint unlock and a pass code unlock plus find my iPhone. I hope I never need to worry about it, though!
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Sadly, these security measures can easily be wiped away. I’ve learned that the Absolute LoJack can survive a factory reset or HD Swap.
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I haven’t really thought about someone stealing my phone or tablet. I guess I should since it happens all the time.
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It is sad that we have to lock everything up. I use some sort of passcode on every device I own.
I do worry about my phone being stolen, but it’s usually attached to me, so someone would have to fight me off to get away with it.