Bought a 6 plus off eBay as a "broken item" with "no returns nor refunds" as orthodox with a cracked phone. I bought it with an iCloud account linked to it as I planned to bypass this (turns out I cannot). The previous owners iCloud was still linked. I got their email, and kindly emailed them (as well as one of the previous owners friends) to "please remove the account from this iPhone". A few days passed, got a response from the owners friend. I asked her to pass on my name and phone number to the owner (since the owner wasn't responding) Got a call a few minutes later from the owner stating that the iPhone was boxed up and sent to AT&T to be returned but it was stolen (theoretically). She wants me to return the iPhone to AT&T. AT&T has already blacklisted the IMEI. She said that she "most definitely" will not refund me and that I have to suck it up basically. Is there any way I can NOT shell out my money and just give the phone to AT&T and lose my money? Any input is appreciated. And yeah yeah, "you shouldn't have purchased an iCloud locked device". I have purchased hundreds of iCloud locked iPhones and this has never happened. Thanks for any input!