This is an extremely frustrating scenario. First of all - No, I was not (knowingly) scammed. I bought an iPhone 5 for T-Mobile back in February and have been using it successfully on my account ever since. The IMEI was clean and was successfully activated on my account back then. I have the guy's phone number and text messages. This week, the phone was blocked and blacklisted for missing payments. I thought "weird, why would he make 5 months of payments before stopping to scam me?" Then, I realized he must not have known. So I am on chat with T-Mobile support and gave them his phone number. They looked it up and confirmed his account was canceled due to missing payment. But they confirmed it was ONE missing payment of a very small amount... thus leading to the assumption that he does not know about it. The rep said their collections agency is trying to get in touch with him. They said they cannot give me the $ amount to have me pay it off without his consent. EXTREMELY frustrating!!! So, I'm sitting here with a blacklisted iPhone 5 that has a payment of like $25 left on it. The buyer just didn't know about this payment when he must have canceled his account and switched to AT&T/Sprint/Verizon or something. I can call this number and it still rings. That's the craziest part. I get a voicemail and everything.