INTRODUCTION TO TRACK A STOLEN PHONE
Despite the varying opinions, the fact is that phone theft is an epidemic. Millions of phones are stolen in Cameroon every year. Think about that, by the time you finish reading this post at least one person would have their device stolen. The inconvenience of losing your phone cannot be put into words. All contacts are gone, valuable memories on your phone (pictures and videos), and even valuable documents with no understanding on tracking stolen phones. This article will guide you on how to track a stolen phone in Cameroon.
HOW TO TRACK A STOLEN PHONE IN CAMEROON
One of the ways you can track a stolen phone in Cameroon is through the IMEI of the phone. IMEI is an acronym that stands for international equipment identity. This method is exceptionally effective in case your phone was stolen and the thief has already turned it off or done a factory reset.
Your best shot of finding your stolen phone is to use its IMEI number. This is the 15-digit number used for tracking and recovering stolen phones. You can find the IMEI number of your phone in the following places;
- Check the phone box
- Check the battery component of the phone
- Dial #06#
This is why you must know your phone’s IMEI number before your phone is stolen.
METHOD OF TRACKING STOLEN PHONES IN CAMEROON
One of the methods to track a stolen phones in Cameroon is to report to your cyber security lawyer who shall formally report your stolen phone to your network provider (MTN or Orange). Each time someone uses your phone to make or receives a phone call or receive a text message, the IMEI Number is sent to the network provider. In case you forget the IMEI number or knew nothing about it, your network provider can print a call history on all calls made with the phone before it was stolen with visible IMEI.
Also, with the representation with your cyber security lawyer, a formal criminal complaint can be filed at the Judicial police intelligence unit for them to track a stolen phone. The complaint must be done timely and should contain the place, time and surrounding circumstances leading to the theft of the phone.
This method of tracking stolen phones requires the use of sophisticated hardware which is mostly used by law enforcement agencies.
To successfully track A stolen phone using the IMEI number, contact our legal cyber security service so we navigate the process and help you find your phone.
Article by MAFANY victor NGANDO
Kinsmen Advocates Law Firm
“The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter. Specialist advise should be sought about your specific circumstance”.