On Wednesday 15th March the Wednesday Club was visited by an officer, Anis Mahar, from our local police force. He gave a talk on mobile phone safety (avoiding theft) and also on protection when using an ATM.
In brief, advice was to keep phones hidden when not in use and to record the IMEI number which may assist in the event that it is lost or stolen. The IMEI number can be found on the back of the phone. You can also dial *#06# and the IMEI will be displayed instantly on the screen.
His advice on using an ATM was to decline any offers of help from anyone, to step back from the machine and cry out ‘I don’t need any help. Please leave me alone’. This is to alert other people to the fact that you are facing some pressure.
You can contact the local police force for any advice/with any queries at SNTJI-South-Woodford@met.police.uk