Eazyfone Signs up to Scheme to Stop Stolen Handsets Being Sold to Online Recyclers

Published by Stephen Roper on Tagged Envirofone

One of the UK’s leading mobile phone recycling companies, Eazyfone owners of one of the UK’s biggest recycling sites, Envirofone has signed up to a new home office scheme that will help stop stolen mobile phones from being sold to online recyclers.

The new scheme is being put together by the Police, the mobile phone industry and the Government and will help keep track of stolen phones.

Eazyfone has already signed up to the scheme and will therefore implement new safeguards such as checking all old mobiles that they receive against the National Mobile Phone Register. Alan Campbell, Home Office Minister said, “I would like to thank the recycling companies who are already working with us to help develop this new code of practice and would like to urge other recyclers to join the forum.”

According to home office statistics around 100,000 stolen handsets are sent for recycling every year at an average of £25 per handset, adding up a massive £2.5 million going into criminal’s pockets.

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