Why the Guardia Civil is advising you dial * # 06 # on your phone

Why the Guardia Civil is advising you dial * # 06 # on your phone. Image credit: Torsten Dettlaff from Pexels

The Guardia Civil is increasingly aware of possible crimes related to technology and mobile phones so they are providing invaluable advice on how to avoid becoming a victim.

This week, through The Guardia Civil’s official account on the social network Twitter, the Armed Institute has given advice to all mobile phone users in case of possible theft.

The Guardia Civil Tweeted: “If you dial * # 06 # on your mobile, the IMEI will appear on your screen. Save it and in case of theft your operator will be able to block the terminal.”

You have to go to the keyboard and dial the following code: * # 06 # . Immediately a code will appear, which is important that we write down and keep. This is the IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity).

The IMEI is a code that identifies the device uniquely worldwide and is transmitted by the device to the network when connecting to it. This code is known to telephone companies.

The IMEI allows functions such as the blocking of mobile phones in case of theft. When given to mobile phone operators, the handset can be blocked which will prevent calls.


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Laura Kemp

Originally from UK, Laura is based in Axarquia and is a writer for the Euro Weekly News covering news and features. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]

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