Stolen iPhone 5

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

  1. berdar
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    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. dinggus
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    What do you mean it got stolen? Did you just buy it and it wasn't in the box?
     
  3. berdar
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    It was delivered by UPS and left on the doorstep. It seems as is one of my not so trustworthy neighbors snagged it.
     
  4. Feed Me
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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. Ste Nova
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  6. inselstudent
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    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. 725032
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    OP did you give permission for the item to be left without signature?
     
  8. PrestonWard
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    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. thewitt
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    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. wxman2003
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    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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