New UK Law Targets Mobile Phone Theft

Posted: Apr 9 2007, 11:00am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 1:27am CDT, in News | Mobile Phones

 
New UK law targets mobile phone theft
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A new law went into effect over the weekend, and it takes a small measure to hopefully prevent people from stealing cell phones, or at least make it less of a headache trying to get illegitimite fees reversed.

Under the Violent Crime Reduction Act, mobile service providers are required to cancel service on a phone immediately if it is reported to be stolen.The number can be unblocked, but that requires significant identification confirmation. The other half of the new law is just standard anti-grand theft auto and "don't sell alcohol to minors" stuff...

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