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Is this iPhone Stolen?

2049 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Jan 30, 2009 5:44 AM by RaZcaL inSIDe RSS
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Jan 28, 2009 6:13 AM
Hi,

A friend of mine from Toronto, Canada is sending me his first gen iPhone as gift and since this guy is not the straightest guy out there, it might be a stolen iPhone 2G 16Gb....

How can I verify that?
MacBook Pro 15/2.2/2x1GB/120-5400/128VRAM-CAN [MA895C/A], Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Tbo6652 Level 4 Level 4 (1,070 points)
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    Jan 28, 2009 6:20 AM (in response to RaZcaL inSIDe)
    it may or may not be stolen, but if its an original iphone and was used in canada, it was probably "hacked" at one point
    Sony VIAO, Windows XP, 1st Generation 8GB iPhone
  • Tbo6652 Level 4 Level 4 (1,070 points)
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    Jan 28, 2009 6:27 AM (in response to RaZcaL inSIDe)
    im not sure, but i think they might be able to look up the serial number and check at an Apple Store...it can be done with iPods, so im assuming the same with iPhones
    Sony VIAO, Windows XP, 1st Generation 8GB iPhone
  • locondcoco Level 3 Level 3 (590 points)
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    Jan 28, 2009 10:10 AM (in response to RaZcaL inSIDe)
    apple should be able to look up the person who purchased it. when i brought mine in for service, and they were writing up the work order, my friend's name and address appeared on the order because he's the one who purchased it for me.

    i'm not sure if they'll do that for you just to check.
    Dell Vostro 1500, Windows XP
  • carl wolf Level 6 Level 6 (13,910 points)
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    Jan 29, 2009 1:35 AM (in response to RaZcaL inSIDe)
    Generally, when a phone is reported stolen, the carrier can turn off the cell service (identified by the internal ID number, not the phone number). Pop in a SIM, and see if it works.
    My cat's name is Casanova
  • Dynamite DJs Level 4 Level 4 (1,095 points)
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    Jan 29, 2009 5:23 AM (in response to RaZcaL inSIDe)
    the carrier can run the sn and if it's suspended for service then it is most likely hot.
    PC, Windows XP, IPhone 3G 16Gig Ipod Touch 1st. Gen. 2nd. Gen

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