Cellphone thefts are higher than ever and it’s time for action! A new nationwide database aimed at preventing the use of stolen smartphones will be announced today by the cellular industry. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. will strengthen the action with a bill making it illegal for stolen cellphones to be reactivated on other networks in the U.S. or globally, according to an article from USA TODAY. In 2011 alone, smartphone and cellphone thefts made up 30% to 40% of all robberies in major U.S. cities.
Victims of smartphone and cellphone theft can lose vital personal data that can cause a lifetime of identity theft damage. The goal is to disable stolen smartphones and make them as worthless as an empty wallet.
To read the full article, visit www.usatoday.com/tech/news/story/2012-04-09/smartphone-theft/54137596/1.