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Tip Center - Report Blackberry Theft

Outlined steps to report Blackberry theft

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It's a terrible feeling to have a Blackberry stolen. Just about everyone at one time or another has experienced having something stolen so do know if your Blackberry was stolen you are not alone and we are here to help.

Here are some steps to prevent Blackberry theft, track a stolen Blackberry and help report stolen Blackberry. Hopefully these tips help. If you have any input or would have some advise you would like to contibute, please feel free to contact us. Thanks.


First step - cancel service for Blackberry


It's best to avoid additional charges by contacting the service provider and canceling service immediately. This prevents someone from using the Blackberry device.

Step by step - How to report stolen Blackberry to the police


Here is a step by step guide to file a police report to report stolen Blackberry.

  1. Locate and go to the police precinct where the Blackberry was stolen.
  2. Inform the receptionist your purpose is to report stolen Blackberry and they will provide the paperwork.
  3. When filling in the police report paperwork, enter as much information as possible about the stolen Blackberry, most importantly the serial number.
  4. The police will then provide you with a case number. Keep this case number safe as you will need it for future reference.

A step by step guide to report Blackberry theft on


(Step 1) Navigate to the register page by clicking "Register" at the top right of the web site.

(Step 2) Enter registration information and click "Register." This sends an activation email to the address provided in the registration form.

(Step 3) Find the activation email in your email (sometimes it ends up in bulk or spam as we have no control over how your email processes our messages) and click the link provided in the body of the email. If clicking the link doesn't work, copy and paste the link in the browser bar.

(Step 4) Once the account is activated, log in to the account by clicking the "Log In" link at the top right of the web site.

(Step 5) Report stolen Blackberry by clicking "New Listing" then "Electronics" then "Cell Phone" and entering as much stolen Blackberry information as possible. Leave the "Post on Stolen-Property to internationally report as stolen" option selected and click "Submit" to internationally report the Blackberry theft.

Stolen BlackBerry tracking software


There is an application called BlackBerry ER that can help recover a stolen Blackberry. Unfortunatley this works for stolen Blackberry's, not so much for a lost Blackberry.

How BlackBerry ER tracks the stolen BlackBerry is when a new SIM card is installed it activates the software which sends the phone number and IMSI number to a designated backup cell phone. I also tracks the stolen Blackberry using the GPS technology. You can then use this information when you report stolen Blackberry to the police.

Unfortunately, if you did not have this software previously installed and have experienced Blackberry theft it does not work. At this point the best thing to do is to file a police report and report stolen Blackberry here on