Carrier stolen iphone 7

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dux2die4, Dec 2, 2016.

  1. dux2die4 macrumors newbie

    Dec 2, 2016
    iphone 7 was stolen. logged in to itunes to erase the content and reported as stolen. 2 days later while trying to contact the number hoping someone will pickup and convince to give it up. the guy i think pretended to be a police and said they retrieved the iphone 7 and will be handed to apple store (which is weird). and then later on i received an SMS from"APPLE" with no phone number or anything at all and which you cannot reply. Message says iphone was located and the lik with the sms is where it can be located. i clicked it and it showed a location near my place. But someone told me its a phishing message so when you open your icloud with the link, they can hack into it.
    Point here now is, im not expecting for the iphone to be retrieved back. im pretty sure the cloud has been hacked as wellas when i logged in back, the iphone its not anymore registered.
    My question now is.. Is there still a way to block it so no one can ever make use of that iphone? If yes, how?
    thabk you.
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    If you had a passcode set up inthe iPhone and had Find My iPhone enabled then it would already be pretty useless since someone shouldn't be able to get into it and even if it's erased then Activation Lock would prevent someone from setting it up. You can report it to your carrier as well to have it blacklisted on the carrier's side.
  3. dux2die4 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 2, 2016
    thank for your respose C DM, ihave reported it to the carrier but since the iphone is on pre-paid plan. carrier wont be able to block it/ blacklist it. but would you know if apple itself can do something to block it completely from any use or make the phone not useable?
    my wife and i were very sad about what happened. actually we had it as a gift for our daughter and it was just 3 weeks old iphone 7 plus. Were not expecting to get it back nut we dont want the culprit make use of it or sell it since he wont be able to sell it if its inoperable.
  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    Well, as I mentioned, if you had Find My iPhone enabled then iCloud Activation Lock would be active, meaning that if the phone was erased it couldn't be setup again for use without your iCloud credentials.

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