Can we get back lost/stolen mobile, even with altered IMEI?
There was a time when the IMEI number helps the police to track lost/stolen mobile and handover it to its legal owner. We also know nowadays it is fairly easy for thieves to alter IMEI number. We thought that we can’t get back our lost/stolen mobile. Recently in India C-DOT ( The Centre for Development of Telematics is an Indian Government-owned telecommunications technology development center. ) has developed a technique for the Police department to track mobile whose IMEI number has changed. Good news for us and bad for thieves.
Its time to act fast, there are mandatory initiative from your side:
Step 1: Secure your lost phone.
- Open a browser, like Chrome/Firefox/Opera or else
- Open your Google Account.
- In the “Security” section, find “Your devices.” Select Manage devices.
- Select the lost phone, tablet, or Chromebook. You’ll see the last time the device was used, and the last city it was in.
- Next to “Account Access,” select Sign out. Follow the on-screen instructions to remove access to your Google Account and connected apps on your device.
- If you find your device, you can sign in to your Google Account again.
Step 2: Change your Google Account password
- Open your Google Account. You might need to sign in.
- In the “Security” section, select Signing in to Google.
- Choose Password. You might need to sign in again.
- Enter your new password, then select Change Password.
- Change password
Step 3: Register Online Police Complaint:
You don’t have to visit the police station physically. In India following states have given civilian authority to lodge their complaints online. just go to the respective portal, register yourself and file complaint. Finally, We have to rely on over efficient police department.
Andhra Pradesh Click Here
Arunachal Pradesh Click Here
Assam Click Here
Bihar Click Here
Chhattisgarh Click Here
Goa Click Here
Gujarat Click Here
Haryana Click Here
Himachal Pradesh Click Here
Jammu and Kashmir Click Here
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Rajasthan Click Here
Sikkim Click Here
Tamil Nadu Click Here
Tripura Click Here
Telangana Click Here
Uttarakhand Click Here
Uttar Pradesh Click Here
West Bengal Click Here