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I have bought an iphone 7plus fully boxed i collected from his address HOME but he has blocked the phone. Tried to call his phone is off. Any good advice? Read More
Hardawan Avatar
6m, 13h agoPosted 6 months, 13 hours ago
I have bought an iphone 7plus fully boxed i collected from his address HOME but he has blocked the phone. Tried to call his phone is off.

Any good advice?
Hardawan Avatar
6m, 13h agoPosted 6 months, 13 hours ago
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#1
did you pay much for it? and was it definitely his work you collected from otherwise could be hard to hear from him again.
#2
I paid £450 in cash i collect it from his address i still have got the gumtree in favourite with his mobile number and ads reference.
#3
harv468
did you pay much for it? and was it definitely his work you collected from otherwise could be hard to hear from him again.


I paid £450 in cash i collect it from his address i still have got the gumtree in favourite with his mobile number and ads reference.
#4
Go back to his work address tomorrow
#5
It's the risk you take when you buy a second hand phone, if you didn't want the risk of it getting blocked then buy it from a shop. This 'trick' has been happening for well over 10 years so why are people so surprised when it happens.

Just go to their address if you want.
#6
Did you get any kind of receipt for it? Hand written or any correspondence in text to an agreed sum of money?
#7
stoneblade
Did you get any kind of receipt for it? Hand written or any correspondence in text to an agreed sum of money?
yes i have got all the text massage including the one with his address
#8
Gumtree -say no more ! Probably got it on contract and never paid a payment or reported it stolen - hence blocked by the provider . Was it his "real" address or did he just meet you outside ?





Edited By: rogparki on Jan 22, 2017 21:23: add
#9
You could call the police, when you do, ask if they have any record he's reported it stolen, he might be trying to claim on the insurance, to do so would require a crime number, then he would be done for insurance fraud, you could drop your allegation if you were refunded, it'll be one less charge for him to face.
#10
Hardawan
stoneblade
Did you get any kind of receipt for it? Hand written or any correspondence in text to an agreed sum of money?
yes i have got all the text massage including the one with his address


Get hold of the network and report him for a fraudulent claim for the phone, as he probably claimed it as lost, which obviously isn't as you have it. Explain the situation to them as you have had your sim in the phone they can trace when it was reported to them. Then report the guy to the police as he has taken your money knowing he would again gain a new phone from his insurance. Visit the chap at home and make him aware of your actions of calling the network and informing the police and polite ask him for your money back before it goes any further with the law.

Edited By: stoneblade on Jan 22, 2017 21:05: edits
#11
Sorry to say, but sounds like you have been conned. If it's blocked it's possibly been reported stolen. His mobile number is probably a PAYG SIM which has now been dumped, and did you actually go inside his home address?
#12
If you are 100% sure that's his home address send him a text telling him he has messed with the wrong person and that your favourite song is from The Prodigy - Firestarter. Refund should be forthcoming.
#13
robertr
Sorry to say, but sounds like you have been conned. If it's blocked it's possibly been reported stolen. His mobile number is probably a PAYG SIM which has now been dumped, and did you actually go inside his home address?
he was out side the address
#14
good luck
#15
Hardawan
robertr
Sorry to say, but sounds like you have been conned. If it's blocked it's possibly been reported stolen. His mobile number is probably a PAYG SIM which has now been dumped, and did you actually go inside his home address?
he was out side the address

I would recommend reporting this to the Police asap.
#16
You've been done, unfortunately.
Pull your pants up, report the :|:|:|:| to all the relevant people, and learn from your mistake!
#17
robertr
Hardawan
robertr
Sorry to say, but sounds like you have been conned. If it's blocked it's possibly been reported stolen. His mobile number is probably a PAYG SIM which has now been dumped, and did you actually go inside his home address?
he was out side the address
I would recommend reporting this to the Police asap.
but are they going to do anything about? are they not just going to take the phone away and that is it?
#18
Hardawan
robertr
Hardawan
robertr
Sorry to say, but sounds like you have been conned. If it's blocked it's possibly been reported stolen. His mobile number is probably a PAYG SIM which has now been dumped, and did you actually go inside his home address?
he was out side the address
I would recommend reporting this to the Police asap.
but are they going to do anything about? are they not just going to take the phone away and that is it?

Well you don't know until you report it, if you are able to give a good description might match someone they are already aware of. The phone is unfortunately useless anyway.
#19
Always get a copy of their photo ID and proof of address if they don't let you in.
#20
Some horrid people about :( sorry this has happened to you Hardawan. Hope something gets sorted.
#21
Did he go in the house at all whilst u were there? Sounds like thats not his house
#22
123batman321
Did he go in the house at all whilst u were there? Sounds like thats not his house
it looks like its his little daughter and girlfriend flat as i have managed to talk to his girl friend over the phone
#23
Hardawan
123batman321
Did he go in the house at all whilst u were there? Sounds like thats not his house
it looks like its his little daughter and girlfriend flat as i have managed to talk to his girl friend over the phone


Perhaps theres been a genuine mistake or issue here seems strange to actually sell it at his house if hes going to do that. Very unlikely as its usually dne as a scam but hopefully foy you it is a mistake
#24
Are you able to check the imei? http://iphoneimei.info
#25
sazzopardi1971
Are you able to check the imei? http://iphoneimei.info
yes im able. how does it help please?
#26
Hardawan
sazzopardi1971
Are you able to check the imei? http://iphoneimei.info
yes im able. how does it help please?


Dial *#06# to get the imei number then enter it in the imei checker (the link I gave you)
#27
sazzopardi1971
Hardawan
sazzopardi1971
Are you able to check the imei? http://iphoneimei.info
yes im able. how does it help please?
Dial *#06# to get the imei number then enter it in the imei checker (the link I gave you)
i have done it it just gives me the details

how can i use it helpful now?
#28
Hardawan
sazzopardi1971
Hardawan
sazzopardi1971
Are you able to check the imei? http://iphoneimei.info
yes im able. how does it help please?
Dial *#06# to get the imei number then enter it in the imei checker (the link I gave you)
i have done it it just gives me the details

how can i use it helpful now?


Are you able to tell us what the details say?
#29
sazzopardi1971
Hardawan
sazzopardi1971
Hardawan
sazzopardi1971
Are you able to check the imei? http://iphoneimei.info
yes im able. how does it help please?
Dial *#06# to get the imei number then enter it in the imei checker (the link I gave you)
i have done it it just gives me the details
how can i use it helpful now?
Are you able to tell us what the details say?
IMEI: XXXXXXXXXXXX
Serial Number: XXXXXXXXXXX
Find My iPhone: Off
Telephone Technical Support: April 13, 2017
Repairs & Service Coverage: January 12, 2018
Estimated Purchase Date: January 13, 2017
Carrier: Carphone Warehouse Flex GB
#30
Hardawan
sazzopardi1971
Hardawan
sazzopardi1971
Hardawan
sazzopardi1971
Are you able to check the imei? http://iphoneimei.info
yes im able. how does it help please?
Dial *#06# to get the imei number then enter it in the imei checker (the link I gave you)
i have done it it just gives me the details
how can i use it helpful now?
Are you able to tell us what the details say?
IMEI: XXXXXXXXXXXX
Serial Number: XXXXXXXXXXX
Find My iPhone: Off
Telephone Technical Support: April 13, 2017
Repairs & Service Coverage: January 12, 2018
Estimated Purchase Date: January 13, 2017
Carrier: Carphone Warehouse Flex GB


If you are concerned, perhaps you should contact the police - as the others have mentioned. Or, go to an Apple Store, show them the details of the imei, and see if they can sort it out for you?
#31
sazzopardi1971
Hardawan
sazzopardi1971
Hardawan
sazzopardi1971
Hardawan
sazzopardi1971
Are you able to check the imei? http://iphoneimei.info
yes im able. how does it help please?
Dial *#06# to get the imei number then enter it in the imei checker (the link I gave you)
i have done it it just gives me the details
how can i use it helpful now?
Are you able to tell us what the details say?
IMEI: XXXXXXXXXXXX
Serial Number: XXXXXXXXXXX
Find My iPhone: Off
Telephone Technical Support: April 13, 2017
Repairs & Service Coverage: January 12, 2018
Estimated Purchase Date: January 13, 2017
Carrier: Carphone Warehouse Flex GB
If you are concerned, perhaps you should contact the police - as the others have mentioned. Or, go to an Apple Store, show them the details of the imei, and see if they can sort it out for you?
do you think Apple would do anything?
#32
Hardawan
sazzopardi1971
Hardawan
sazzopardi1971
Hardawan
sazzopardi1971
Hardawan
sazzopardi1971
Are you able to check the imei? http://iphoneimei.info
yes im able. how does it help please?
Dial *#06# to get the imei number then enter it in the imei checker (the link I gave you)
i have done it it just gives me the details
how can i use it helpful now?
Are you able to tell us what the details say?
IMEI: XXXXXXXXXXXX
Serial Number: XXXXXXXXXXX
Find My iPhone: Off
Telephone Technical Support: April 13, 2017
Repairs & Service Coverage: January 12, 2018
Estimated Purchase Date: January 13, 2017
Carrier: Carphone Warehouse Flex GB
If you are concerned, perhaps you should contact the police - as the others have mentioned. Or, go to an Apple Store, show them the details of the imei, and see if they can sort it out for you?
do you think Apple would do anything?


I'm not sure. Probably not, but ask them just in case.
#33
sorry mate but think u have been conned I doubt very much u will get ur money back what did the girlfriend or who ever picked the phone up tell u. these kinds of people don't really care if they pull a scam probably best thing do is find out who he is and use special methods to get ur money back which aren't allowed to be revealed on here.
#34
This is why I was scared to pay out £450 plus to get a iphone 7. I bought 1 from very.com and got it for £540 interest free for 3 months. U got 10% off for a new account.
#35
I would like to know apart from icloud lock if you bought a used iPad pro and setup your itunes/icloud account on it know problem could that also get blocked at some point or is that only iPhones ?
#36
The exact same thing happened to me last year with the Iphone 6
The police weren't interested and neither was his network provider but ill tell you what i did
I google searched the guys phone number everyday for around 2 weeks until i found him try to sell a bunch of those expensive Hot Toys, i got a friend to arrange to meet him i hid in the car jumped out and gave him the choice of giving me my money back or i was going to smash his hot toys up, i didnt get my money back but i felt a whole lot better looking at his face as i wrecked everything he brought with him
#37
Nothing can be done pal. Police not interested here... You just learned a lesson.
If it is unlocked, you can sell it abroad; will work anywhere in the world, except UK.

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