Find my IPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Superstorm88, Sep 8, 2016.

  1. Superstorm88 macrumors newbie

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    Sep 8, 2016
    #1
    I got a message on eBay today saying

    "
    Hi,

    We need your help to unlock the phone we purchased from you in 2013. There was no problem until recently when I did a major OS update, and when I turned on the phone, the phone is in a locked state, and asking me to unlock by typing the password for an apple ID "x.....@gmail.com", which apparently isn't my ID."

    My question is I thought it was impossible for them to use a phone if someone else's find my iPhone was on for 3 years? I checked my apple account and there are no other phones on my account. I think this is this persons own account?
     
  2. Revelation78 macrumors 68000

    Revelation78

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    North Carolina
    #2
    Sounds like a fishing attempt without knowing more details.
     
  3. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    SF Bay Area
    #3
    If you did sell them a phone and if that is your email then login to iCloud go to find my iPhone and remove it from there. Its a no-brainer.
    If you didn't sell them a phone and if that isn't your email then ignore them
     

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