Theft and Loss
Don't leave your belongings unattended. Phones, tablets, and laptops are easy targets of thieves and can also be accidentally lost in public spaces.
Since your mobile devices contain a lot of information about you (i.e. accounts, credit card info, etc.), having one stolen can be more than an inconvenience. You may need to take further action to protect yourself from additional consequences.
What You Should Do
When your device is lost, or if you suspect that it has been stolen, call the Public Safety immediately by dialing 516.877.3511. As long as your computer is logged in to our wireless network and still on campus, we might be able to help find it.
- Do not leave devices unattended in labs, classrooms, libraries, lounges, dining facilities or other public areas. If you live in a dorm room or are visiting a friend in a residence hall, make sure the door is locked if you plan to leave your device for even a short time.
- If you must leave a computer in your car, lock it in your trunk and make sure it is out of sight.
- Enable a passcode or lock screen on your devices.
- Use a tracking app on your devices.