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Today smartphones and tablets are used to connect, shop, work, bank, research, track our fitness and complete hundreds of other tasks any time, and from any location.

Remember: Treat your phone like your wallet. Keep it safe and with you at all times. 

What can happen if your mobile device is lost or stolen? 

  • It may be used to access your money or steal your identity using information stored on your device. 
  • You may lose irreplaceable data like photos, notes or messages (if it is not backed up). 
  • Your social media accounts may be accessed, which can enable a cybercriminal to steal your identity using your profile information (such as your date of birth and photo). 
  • A cybercriminal may use your phone/tablet or its SIM card to rack up telephone charges to your account. 
  • You may have to cover the cost of a new device, while still paying off the lost or stolen one.