Unfortunately being robbed, or just losing important documents and personal items such as mobile phones and credit cards is now a way of life wherever you are,
but there are certain things that can make this a lot easier to cope with:
What to do and where to call if you credit cards or telephones are lost or stolen on the Costa Cálida in Spain.
Lost or Stolen Credit Cards
If your Spanish credit card is lost or stolen, immediately call one of the numbers below to cancel it. If stolen, you will also need to report the theft to the police.
Cards & Travellers’
American Express – Tel: 915 720 303
Mastercard – Tel: 900 971 231
Diners Card – Tel: 915 474 000
Visa – Tel: 900 991 124
Thomas Cook – Tel: 900 994 403
Lost or Stolen Mobile/Cellular Phones
If a mobile cellular telephone is lost or stolen, call the service provider and give them the IMEI number and the telephone number. The service will be suspended and the telephone blocked. If the phone has been stolen, make a declaration at the nearest police station. The police will require the IMEI number.
When buying a Spanish mobile cellular telephone, the phone will come with:
A SIM card with your telephone number. Access can be protected by personalising the card with a 4-digit PIN code
An IMEI number. This is the mobile phone’s unique identification number and belongs to the handset.
This code is written on the paperwork when the phone is purchased. Note it down and keep separate from the mobile.
To find the IMEI number, enter *#06# on the keypad
The number to call to reach the different operators are the following:
Operator – Contact
Vodafone – Tel: 607 123 000
Orange España – Tel: 656 001 470
Telefónica – Tel: 1485
Happy Movil – Tel: 902 007 599
The above information is provided by Angloinfo.com
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