iPad ipad stolen UK

Discussion in 'iPad' started by tandeh, Dec 25, 2013.

  1. tandeh macrumors regular

    Dec 22, 2009
    My ipad was stolen today, and the UK police person on the phone asked for my Apple ID and password, should i have given it to him, i hear that there are dodgy police officers about and started getting paranoid
  2. Markyyy macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2013
    I wouldnt have given it out. I'd immediately ask why he requires the password. The username alone would be okay, but not the password.
  3. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    Apple ID since it's probably your email address would've been fine. As for the password, no.
  4. tandeh thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 22, 2009
    he said they will track it, but i suspected he wants it for himself, i gave it, shall i change my password
  5. Nevaborn macrumors 65816


    Aug 30, 2013


    They can track it. Do you have a crime report with the number ? Then keep on top of whats happening and it's very unlikely an officer will take your device.
  6. tandeh thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 22, 2009
    thanx yep took crime report
  7. mattkidd macrumors regular


    Aug 6, 2008
    United Kingdom England Northants
    This is excellent. This is exactly what you want to be hearing from the police. Im assuming they want to check Find my iPhone to see if you have the device tracking enabled.

    Im glad to see the police are asking for this as I know some forces/insurance companies are refusing to use this method.

    This is the best option you have for retrieving your device, so trust the police.

    Good luck! :)
  8. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

    Jul 3, 2013
    I would go in and remove any credit card info, at least!
  9. matttye macrumors 601

    Mar 25, 2009
    Lincoln, England
    I don't think you have anything to worry about, but I would've offered to track it myself and just tell him the location before handing over my username and password.
  10. tandeh thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 22, 2009
  11. iFrancis macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2013
    You'd think you could trust the police these days but nope, not even them.

    I wish you luck on finding it, but just to be safe call them back and ask why they needed it and if you're not happy with the response then change your password, i find it odd that they wanted it.

    Some if not all police forces take these crimes very seriously so i hope you have yourself a good police officer!, keep us updated.
  12. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    Giving the ID and password can result in the police finding the iPad and keeping it. I don't know how corrupt the cops are in your area, but in the U.S. cities....


    login to the app store on your computer and remove CC info from your Apple account.
  13. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

    Jul 3, 2013
    Like the poster said below: login to the app store on your computer and remove CC info from your Apple account."

    DO IT NOW!
  14. Steve121178 macrumors 601


    Apr 13, 2010
    Bedfordshire, UK
    You gave them your password? WTF!!! Change it immediately!

  15. nebo1ss macrumors 68030

    Jun 2, 2010
    Obviously he has the ability to track it if he has the relevant information. Why do you think the Police want to track you IPAD and keep it. That is being just a little Paranoid.

    Having said that if its a WiFI only Ipad not much chance of tracking it.
  16. MacMandy macrumors 6502


    Nov 13, 2006
    Manchester, UK
    My iPhone 5 was stolen last year. It's common practice that the Police here in the UK will try and track it to see if it was turned on. They came back to me to tell me it hadn't been turned on. I believed them to be genuine. I did change my Apple ID password afterwards.

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