People asking for IMEI/Serial #

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Poochi, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. Poochi macrumors 6502a

    Poochi

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    #1
    Posted my iPhone to sell on the online classified, got a few requests to provide them with IMEI/Serial # so they can "call Apple to make sure the phone is not stolen".

    Is there any legitimate reasons where it is a legitimate request? Smells like a scam so it must be a scam? lol
     
  2. stisdal macrumors 6502

    stisdal

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  3. GTghost macrumors regular

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    #3
    Just say that you have the receipt and the original box.
     
  4. james92se macrumors 6502a

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    #4
    What can the person do with the IMEI/serial #?
     
  5. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    #5
    I don't know if this can be done with an iPhone, but some countries/carriers will block the IMEI of phones that have been reported lost/stolen.

    In order to get around that, some people alter the IMEI of a stolen phone to that of a genuine one.

    If done carefully, it would be hard to detect.
     

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