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Cellphone Theft is on the Rise

CELLPHONE THEFT IS ON THE RISE $5 BILLION worth of STOLEN AND LOST phones need to be replaced every year' Iconic smartphones are 35% MORE LIKELY to be stolen or lost? How much is that, really? 3.5 MILLION homes powered annually (that's New Jersey) 1.5 BILLION 3.8 BILLION gallons of milk pounds of apples Cellphone theft makes up MORE THAN 30% OF ALL ROBBERIES in major cities3 YOUR CELLPHONE IS MORE THAN JUST A DEVICE IT'S WHERE YOU KEEP A TON OF VALUABLE, PRIVATE INFORMATION WE USE OUR PHONES FOR EVERYTHING What are Americans doing to PROTECT THEMSELVES? 50% use passwords 32% change their passwords less than once per year 76% 62% 54% 43% 40% 43% Never back Social Shopping Banking Media up Taking Emailing photos ASK YOUR WIRELESS CARRIER ABOUT YOUR DEVICE PROTECTION OPTIONS 'Asurion claims data Jan - Jun 2013; Asurion Survey Oct 2012; CTIA Wireless Quickfacts; IDC research; Consumer Price Index; 2010 Census and US Energy Information Administration. 2Asurion claims data Jan - Jun 2013. 3Frost & Sullivan, "The Rising Trend of Mobile Handset Incidents" Aug 2013 asurion Your Technology Protection Company Survey results based on 5,000 respondents between the ages of 16 and 70 surveyed June, 2013, who contribute to wireless phone purchasing decisions for their household. Margin of error +/- 1.4%

Cellphone Theft is on the Rise

shared by taylor.hendon on Dec 17
Cellphone theft is becoming more common. After reviewing millions of consumer claims, Asurion estimates that over $5 billion worth of cellphones are lost or stolen annually. Check out the infographic ...




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