Other Are blacklist checker websites safe?

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  1. ThatiPhoneKid macrumors 6502a

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    when I buy phones from eBay I usually check their IMEI on blacklist checkers such as imei24, imei.info or imeipro. Is it safe to give these websites an IMEI to check?
     
  2. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    No, _not_ all sites are safe, even if they claim to be. Some of them are intentionally trying to abduct iPhone information. Actually, one member last year listed a site that they ‘claimed’ that you could put your serial number into for verification, and that was later found out to be a hacked site, and the thread was deleted.

    Swappa is safe. Or alternatively, you can contact your carrier provide them the serial/IMEI number, and they can give you feedback on the phone.
     
  3. ThatiPhoneKid thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you for your reply, I’m going to get on to the carrier now, thanks
    --- Post Merged, May 6, 2019 ---
    Contacted the carrier (EE) and they confirmed a couple of the phones I’ve bought from eBay are not blacklisted. Never realised I could contact the carrier, thanks for letting me know.
     
  4. nburwell macrumors 601

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    I only use Swappa to check an IMEI, in those rare times where I didn't purchase a used smartphone directly from Swappa.
     

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