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Thu, Feb 24, 2022 7:37 PM

Buying phone from ebay. Clean IMEI as of rigth now, how can i prevent the seller to report it afterwards

I want to avoid problems in the future.How can I make sure the seller doesn't report the phone as lost or stolen later on?The phone still has warranty and is in his ATT account

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Constructive

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nope thats the risk you take buying used from a 3rd party, people will sell a phone and wait until ebays return policy is passed and then they will report then lost or stolen

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you cant no one can prevent them from reporting it 

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also the warranty is for the original owner it doesnt transfer to you

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Lets say he calls ATT to take the phone off of his account, can he afterwards report it?

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he can report it any time he wants 

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Thanks for your help!!!

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he can report it any time he wants 

I’m pretty sure that’s not true. Once the phone is no longer associated with the account, the account owner can no longer report that device. The problem is verifying a phone is no longer associated with the seller’s account. I wouldn’t take the seller’s word that it’s been removed.

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i had a windows phone that i reported that was stolen out of my car and i reported it stolen im pretty sure it wasnt associated with my account anymore as i had 2 phone since, but who knows, i dont trust any 3rd party to do the right thing 

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I’m pretty sure that’s not true. Once the phone is no longer associated with the account, the account owner can no longer report that device. The problem is verifying a phone is no longer associated with the seller’s account. I wouldn’t take the seller’s word that it’s been removed.

This is what I thought.
In order for ATT to give me the unlock code, it must not be associated with any active account.
If ATT allows me to unlock it, I would assume that it has already been removed from the seller's account.
this is good news
sandblaster

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@Constructive That phone stays associated with your account until you either remove it or it gets associated with some other account.

@hulux That would not be a good assumption. The phone could easily no longer be active on an account allowing it to be unlocked but could still be associated with that account as far as reporting it stolen is concerned. 

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thanks @sandblaster for your reply.

Yes, you are right!
The phone can not be active, but still associated with an account.

I wont buy another used phone, it´s really a risk

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You could write out a receipt for the phone or something to show that you purchased the phone from him. Put the date and time of the purchase the amount that you paid for the Phone. And have him sign it. You could probably have it notorized. But if he doesn't want to do all that, your just going to have to take the chance and hope that he doesn't report it.

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