Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) September 16, 2012
While many people believe their phone or tablet will never be stolen, the fact is electronic gadget theft is on the rise. Protect Your Bubble tracks the annual gadget theft reports across the nation. With that in mind, here are a few places where a smartphone is likely to be swiped.
#1 At work: Forgetting to lock the office door or leaving a phone sitting in an open cubicle is a recipe for theft. Unscrupulous people sometimes frequent offices and given the chance, will help themselves to a smartphone left in the open.
#2 At school: Kids are notorious for leaving things lying around. Sadly, schools are a perfect target for those who would help themselves to others’ property. Lunchrooms, buses, libraries and even book bags are common targets for thieves. By the time a child comes home from school and realizes something is missing, it is too late.
#3 Restaurants/Coffee Shops: Get up to go to the restroom or salad bar. Return and the phone is missing. Everyone else was minding their own business and the staff didn’t see anything. Anyone can walk by a table and quickly snatch a phone off the table and be gone before anyone has time to notice the missing phone.
#4 Standing in line: Crowded lines make for uncomfortable situations and an open purse or phone jutting out from the top of a back pocket makes a nice target. Pickpockets know their crime works especially well if the mark is distracted by someone or something just before the theft. The best pickpockets will work in tandem or group so the phone can be handed off almost instantly after the theft.
#5 Where least expected: A phone can be stolen almost at any time. Even the most protected and guarded smartphone may accidentally get left behind for several minutes. That’s more than enough time for a thief to help themselves to personal property.
The best advice for consumers is to insure their smartphone. Protect Your Bubble offers mobile gadget insurance which covers theft, as well as loss and water damage. Consumers will receive a replacement device in 24 hours. Visit ProtectYourBubble.com to get a quick quote.
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