Most people who lose their mobile phones do not file a police complaint as they believe the chances of recovering their phone are less. However, according to the Chennai suburban police, it is almost certain that you would get back your phone if you file a police complaint with the International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number.
The police commissioner urged people to call 9042400100 to report their missing mobile phones. Those lodging complaints should furnish complete information including their name and address, model and make of the lost instrument, its number, e-mail address, date of loss and IMEI number. The IMEI number can be obtained by typing *#06# on a GSM mobile phone. The number can also be found beneath the battery.