I'm 95% positive my roommate stole my phone. How can I be sure

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  1. mudger macrumors member

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    My phone mysteriously went missing the other day and my roommate turned up with a brand new iPhone (8 gig too). I noticed the same air bubbles under the screen that my phone had.

    I'm thinking of calling ATT and getting my iPhones IMEI number and then cross checking that with his phones IMEI.

    Any other help would be appreciated.
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Do you have your serial number of your phone?
    It should be on your box also AT&T might have it.
    Yes IMEI would be an identifier too.
    Throw his ass in jail, call the cops :D
     
  3. Brycew macrumors newbie

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    You should really do background checks before you move in with some one :) BTW, get him to show you his receipt :)
     
  4. mudger thread starter macrumors member

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    ok I have the IMEI and Serial number on my iTunes from backups. Is there any way he would be able to change these? He is not very tech savvy so I am guessing no but he did downgrade the firmware for T-Mobile.
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Nope, he cant fake or change any of those.
    Also the serial number is on the sim tray if you pop it out also in settings,general/about.
     
  6. mudger thread starter macrumors member

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    CAUGHT HIS ASS RED HANDED! Took a screenshot of his settings with his serial and IMEI

    he is done
     
  7. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    How did he possibly think he would get away with that?
     
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  9. vipergts2207 macrumors 65816

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    How did you get the phone from him anyway? You just going to call him out on it or call the cops? It was really dumb to steal from a roommate. What's his IQ, 15? Reminds me of a story I read on another forum. Some kid lived in a dorm and had his 360 stolen. He still had a controller and pressed the Xbox button and it just so happened that the controller connected to the 360. He did a little searching and found out who stole it. People shouldn't steal, but if they do they should at least be smart about it. Good job though. :cool:
     
  10. jmann macrumors 604

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    Update us as soon as you confront him about it!! :)
     
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  13. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Call the cops, explanation for that would be interesting.

    "Yes, oinker, I found an iPhone when I was looking for some cash in my roommates wallet."

    :p
     
  14. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    You'd be surprised how many problems a baseball bat can solve.... ;)
     
  15. Surely Guest

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    I think it may be time to find a new roommate.

    Or..... it's time to have a blanket party in his honor.
     
  16. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    But it creates soo many others if you don't bring several hundred square yards of visquene and a loud radio to drown out the noise.

    Edit: Darn it, getting tabs mixed up.
     
  17. bmacir macrumors 6502

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    Please update us, this story is getting intresting :D. What was this guy thinking ??:confused:
     
  18. jmann macrumors 604

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    I want to know what happens when he confronts his roommate about stealing his phone. How was that confusing? **I'm assuming you are talking about me since you quoted me?**
     
  19. fang3000 macrumors newbie

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    oh and yes please do tell us what happened! hehe careful now.. he might stab you over it.. you never know.. the iphone has a strange hold on certain people.

    seriously dude.. do be careful when you confront him about it.

    hope he wasn't someone close to you.. that would seriously suck
     
  20. kas23 macrumors 603

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    This is the most retarded story I have ever heard - even better than that last one where the thief put in his contact info into the original owner's MobileMe account. Don't confront him yet, it may disappear - just call the cops.
     
  21. vipergts2207 macrumors 65816

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    I think he quoted you because he agreed with you.
     
  22. Pooshka macrumors 65816

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    OMG, I fear lest he use a pillow on you while you're asleep one night. :eek:

    Please, do be vigilant!
     
  23. RandomKamikaze macrumors 6502a

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    I do hope your roommate isn't at uni or some sort of education establishment.

    Clearly he isn't the sharpest tool in the draw.

    Please update when you sort this out

    Also remember, beatings last a few months, a criminal record lasts a life time :)
     
  24. iGeRmAn macrumors regular

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    That's right !!!

    Maybe he is a Gollum-kind-of-Guy. Now that he has his "new" prrreeccious iPhone, he'll do anything to protect it. :confused:

    Anyways, i love to here the next chapter of this story (hopefully with a happy end). BTW his IQ must be far beneath 15 as stated before.
     
  25. instaxgirl macrumors 65816

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    Call the police! If only for the evidence.

    How did you know it was your phone? "Well quite apart from the whole IMEI thing, it had the exact same bubbles under the screen"

    What an arse.
     

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