Stolen iPhone 5

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by berdar, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2011
    I'm 99% sure my new Iphone 5 just got stolen, before i even had a chance to open the package. Short of filing a complaint with the package service and the police, is there anything else that can be done to recover the phone or at least make it not usable?
  2. macrumors 65816

    Jan 17, 2012
    What do you mean it got stolen? Did you just buy it and it wasn't in the box?
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2011
    It was delivered by UPS and left on the doorstep. It seems as is one of my not so trustworthy neighbors snagged it.
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Feed Me

    Jan 7, 2012
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    Nothing you can do to stop the phone being used, especially since you never even turned the phone on yourself.

    Contact the police and UPS.
  5. macrumors 6502

    Jan 20, 2012
    LL22, UK
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2012
    They leave it out in the open on the doorstep? Really? Where do you live if I may ask? They'd never do that here in Germany...
  7. Guest


    Aug 5, 2012
    OP did you give permission for the item to be left without signature?
  8. macrumors member

    Jul 30, 2012

    The first thing you should is file a police report then contact the shipper and provide them with a copy of the report. I dont think a carrier will black list the iemi because you never activated it.
  9. macrumors 68000


    Sep 13, 2011
    If you authorized it to be left without a signature, the carrier will not help you. Your loss. You can file a police report but it will not mean anything.

    If the carrier left it without your permission, they are on the hook to replace it.
  10. macrumors 68020

    Apr 12, 2011
    My guess is the OP left a pre signed form on the door allowing for it to be left at door. The only problem with doing that is a common thief knows that too and looks for those forms and waits.

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