What can somebody do with my serial number?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by TimJim, Sep 17, 2007.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    I posted a video on youtube of the interface of my iPod Classic and showed my serail number of my ipod, what could somebody do with the serail number that is bad for me?
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    they can know everything about you and your family..

    inlcuding address , the size of your underwear ....
     
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    Osarkon

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    They can find out how much warranty is left on it I think. That's all I can think of off the top of my head.
     
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    how do you do that?
     
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    devilot

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    Click here. Copy & paste serial into the field at the bottom left corner of the page. :)


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  6. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    but all that does it tell you how much time left on warrenty and when i bought, can my address/other stuff be released?
     
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    rdowns

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    Relax, there isn't anything that can be done other than finding out the amount of warranty time remaining.

    Wait, was it an 80 or 160 GB model?
     
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    Doctor Q

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    Somebody mean could report it stolen, which could cause you trouble if you ever took it in for repair.
     
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    Osarkon

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    Nope. Your address and 'other stuff' is perfectly safe.
     
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    Mydel

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    Nothing is perfectly safe especially with network access....:eek:
     
  11. macrumors 68030

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    Cool, I'm going to go to the Apple store and go on a spending spree courtesy of OP! ;)

    Seriously though, I don't think there's much to worry about. You can take the video down just to be safe. But no one's going to get any additional personal information from you about that.

    People buy and sell iPods all the time on EBay. Everytime they do, they have the serial number of the previous owner (who probably registered the unit with Apple.)

    Even if someone reported it stolen (unlikely since there's no benefit), you could easily show ID to prove you are the registered owner.

    Just take down the Youtube video, and carry on as usual... :)
     
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    lozanoj83

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    They can file an online repair order for the iPod through the serial number.. also order accessories and stuff like that needs to be repaired...
    I say just take it down just to be safe
     
  13. macrumors regular

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    Someone asked for it from me in an ipad sell. I'm not sure why they need it. Any suggestions.
     
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    alphaod

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    Probably to verify your warranty and to check if what you're selling is what you're selling.

    And I think you should have created a new thread… just saying.
     
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    Hexiii

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    He's just making fun of you....

    Oh *****, old thread.. :D
     

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