Tuesday, November 13, 2012

US-Mexico deal on stolen Mobile Phones

In a rare move, which is seldom undertaken between two neighboring countries, US and Mexican officials signed a bilateral agreement on Tuesday aimed at blocking the cross-border use of stolen mobile telephones.

US Federal Communications Commission and Mexico's Secretariat of Communications announced the plan to share databases of stolen phones in both countries to prevent reactivation.


"US and Mexican collaboration to block reactivation of stolen mobile devices in both countries sends a clear message to thieves and criminal gangs this is a crime that does not pay."

Officials say that in Washington, New York and other large US cities, roughly 40 percent of all robberies now involve cell phones, with smartphones like the iPhone a particularly tempting target for thieves.

Read more about it at: Business Recorder


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