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HOW TO CHECK IF A PHONE IS STOLEN VIA FREE WEBSITE

Found 31st May 2008
Hi, I think i have been ripped of from a seller of ebay, think they have sold me the phone and then reported it stolen.

any one know of a free website i can check to see if this phone is been blocked.

thanks,

44 Comments

rose_cat_jr;2216749

Tried this one?http://www.numberingplans.com/?page=analysis&sub=imsinr


[SIZE=2] Thats the imsi ([/SIZE][SIZE=2]International Mobile Subscriber Identity) number it checks the imsi is designated to the sim card and not the phone. Ie it is stored on the Subscriber Identity Module (sim card to you and I) so not related to the blocking of phones.[/SIZE]

Try here: checkmend.com/

"From Mobile Today

Police have opened up the national mobile phone register to the public, enabling dealers and traders to check if second-hand phones have been reported lost, stolen or IMEI blocked.

Dealers have been calling for access to the operators' IMEI register ever since the Immobilise campaign began, in the hope that it might simplify dealing with returned and second-hand devices.

The database, Checkmend, gives the industry easy access to the police's register of IMEI-blocked or stolen handsets. It effectively eliminates the problem of dealers and traders being caught unaware buying stolen or IMEI-blocked stock.

The service can be accessed online via the Immobilise website or through [url]www.checkmend.org[/url]. Single handset checks currently cost £1.50, but the National Mobile Phone Crime Unit (NMPCU) said there are 'significant discounts' and a subscription service for bulk traders who want to check large volumes of handsets. 'We're down to a few pence per check at that level [100s of handsets]' said Adrian Portlock, MD of Recipero, the company that manages the Immobilise and Checkmend databases.

Currently, Checkmend uses information on the 13 million handsets registered with Immobilise. Within the next few months it will be expanded to include the entire Central Equipment Identity Register, adding millions of additional IMEI numbers to the database.

When an IMEI number is input, the database returns either a 'red' or a 'green' response. A red response means the handset has been reported lost or stolen or has been blocked by the network.

Each IMEI will be issued with a unique validation code, certifying that it has been checked against the register. The NMPCU is currently in discussion with trading sites such as eBay about incorporating the codes into their systems. Validation codes can be checked free of charge."

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LaoTzu;2216833

Try here: http://www.checkmend.com/"From Mobile TodayPolice have opened … Try here: http://www.checkmend.com/"From Mobile TodayPolice have opened up the national mobile phone register to the public, enabling dealers and traders to check if second-hand phones have been reported lost, stolen or IMEI blocked.Dealers have been calling for access to the operators' IMEI register ever since the Immobilise campaign began, in the hope that it might simplify dealing with returned and second-hand devices.The database, Checkmend, gives the industry easy access to the police's register of IMEI-blocked or stolen handsets. It effectively eliminates the problem of dealers and traders being caught unaware buying stolen or IMEI-blocked stock.The service can be accessed online via the Immobilise website or through [url]www.checkmend.org[/url]. Single handset checks currently cost £1.50, but the National Mobile Phone Crime Unit (NMPCU) said there are 'significant discounts' and a subscription service for bulk traders who want to check large volumes of handsets. 'We're down to a few pence per check at that level [100s of handsets]' said Adrian Portlock, MD of Recipero, the company that manages the Immobilise and Checkmend databases.Currently, Checkmend uses information on the 13 million handsets registered with Immobilise. Within the next few months it will be expanded to include the entire Central Equipment Identity Register, adding millions of additional IMEI numbers to the database.When an IMEI number is input, the database returns either a 'red' or a 'green' response. A red response means the handset has been reported lost or stolen or has been blocked by the network.Each IMEI will be issued with a unique validation code, certifying that it has been checked against the register. The NMPCU is currently in discussion with trading sites such as eBay about incorporating the codes into their systems. Validation codes can be checked free of charge."



thanks, massive info, you mentioned it could be checked for £1.50 but on their website it say £2.99??

any ways looking to get this checked for free/

Must have gone up, sorry. Think you might be able to get it checked by phoning the police as they hold the national register. Probably wouldn't ring 999 though lol

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ring the net work it was originally locked to and they will check it free

harlzter;2216825

[SIZE=2] Thats the imsi ([/SIZE][SIZE=2]International Mobile Subscriber … [SIZE=2] Thats the imsi ([/SIZE][SIZE=2]International Mobile Subscriber Identity) number it checks the imsi is designated to the sim card and not the phone. Ie it is stored on the Subscriber Identity Module (sim card to you and I) so not related to the blocking of phones.[/SIZE]



Sorry, clicked on the wrong link to copy!
I meant this one numberingplans.com/?pa…is&
Can't see how much it costs though...

Original Poster

thanks everyone for your honest input, i have got it checked out and found it to be stolen.

Original Poster

Now ppl, bit of you thoughts needed.

The phone i bought from a seller on ebay seems to have sold me the phone and reported it lost/ stolen and claimed though insurance or summit.

Now what shall i do,

1. go to the police and report them
2. claim the money back from the credit card company and keep the phone

what are your opinion

If you paid through paypal you could open a snad and get your money back.

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rose_cat_jr;2217573

If you paid through paypal you could open a snad and get your money back.



well paypal aint letting me open another one on the same transaction as i open a dispute cos the delivery was talking to long, and when i receieved the phone i just closed the dispute, so i am not able to do that. i have tried ring Paypal but not joy just a machine chatting away

dcx_badass;2217625

I'd do both.


If you report them to the police (which I think you should) they will take the phone, then you will have to claim from your credit card company. You should also email ebay to inform them of what's happened.

oye81;2217595

well paypal aint letting me open another one on the same transaction as i … well paypal aint letting me open another one on the same transaction as i open a dispute cos the delivery was talking to long, and when i receieved the phone i just closed the dispute, so i am not able to do that. i have tried ring Paypal but not joy just a machine chatting away


Never ever close a dispute until you are 100% happy with EVERYTHING if I have had cause to open a dispute in the first place then its serious enough to cause concerns, I leave them open as long as is possible. The delivery isnt what delayed the phone in the first place, it was probably finding someone with the same phone to nick!

Out of interest was this a high end phone or a budget? I wouldnt buy a decent phone from someone unknown due to the possibiltys of it going wrong, ie sell phone, claim on insurance, original gets blocked.

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harlzter;2218031

The delivery isnt what delayed the phone in the first place, it was … The delivery isnt what delayed the phone in the first place, it was probably finding someone with the same phone to nick!



i wondered why it took so long to post the dam thing, it make sense now that u mention this.

it was/nt a very expensive phone, it was a Sony W910I

I think you should contact the police. Phone the local police station in the area the seller lives. This way they will think twice about ripping someone else off in the future too.

I think I have seen on the ebay community boards that people have been allowed to open a snad after an inr in this sort of case. Try posting on there, someone might be able to tell you how to contact a real person at paypal.

rose_cat_jr;2219039

I think I have seen on the ebay community boards that people have been … I think I have seen on the ebay community boards that people have been allowed to open a snad after an inr in this sort of case. Try posting on there, someone might be able to tell you how to contact a real person at paypal.


You've lost me - snad? inr?

chrysha;2220058

You've lost me - snad? inr?



Sorry - snad - significantly not as described, inr - item not received.

enter imei in mazuma they will do check and ask you to send it to them

paulyozz

enter imei in mazuma they will do check and ask you to send it to them


http://www.mbca.org/sites/default/files/7006325_Old%20Thread%20Alert.jpg

^^^

scurrrrrrrrrrry

Probably more likely that the ebay seller stole the phone in the first place isin't it? Then its been reported stolen by its real owner.. Either way you've been ripped off. Hope you get your money back..

Jed Maxwell

Probably more likely that the ebay seller stole the phone in the first … Probably more likely that the ebay seller stole the phone in the first place isin't it? Then its been reported stolen by its real owner.. Either way you've been ripped off. Hope you get your money back..


Hope it's been sorted after 3 years and a month...

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oye81

thanks, massive info, you mentioned it could be checked for £1.50 but on … thanks, massive info, you mentioned it could be checked for £1.50 but on their website it say £2.99??any ways looking to get this checked for free/



If you were talking about a £15 Nokia phone, I could understand why you would be so hesitant to pay £2.99, but you have created a thread to save £3 on a phone worth hundreds. Hmm......I think we need the ebay item number please

Why are people still replying to the op?? it's THREE YEARS OLD!!

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To be frankly honest, I have just realised that this thread is 37 months old and now i feel like a bit of a a tit. Any offers?

magicbeans

^^^scurrrrrrrrrrry



Tried my best to find a good one, and ive already done the batman one.
http://www.forumgarden.com/forums/attachments/did-you-know/31565d1270489092-little-known-facts-regarding-world-war-2-holy-thread-resurrection.jpg

Lol

Did you notice how helpful people were 3 years ago? X)

This is one hellacious necrobump

If the info is useful then its a good reminder, i was thinking about something like this last week, if there is a site where you an check if your phone is stolen, sort of a mobile hpi check. Everytime i go into cex im tempted to buy from the people trading in.

DE4L3R

If the info is useful then its a good reminder, i was thinking about … If the info is useful then its a good reminder, i was thinking about something like this last week, if there is a site where you an check if your phone is stolen, sort of a mobile hpi check. Everytime i go into cex im tempted to buy from the people trading in.




I usually just look in my pocket if its there alls good, if not its been stolen.

Actually I'm very glad for this thread as it's the first result on a google search I did for just such a thing!

I also found this one:

amta.org.au/def…405
Edited by: "X10" 12th Dec 2012

dunno how i came accross this but it helpd!

rose_cat_jr

Sorry, clicked on the wrong link to copy!I meant this one … Sorry, clicked on the wrong link to copy!I meant this one http://www.numberingplans.com/?page=analysis&sub=imeinrCan't see how much it costs though...


This one is free however it doesn't say if it's legit or stolen, only says "IMEI Validity Assessment - Very likely" (don't know what it means).

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this was the stolen phone - how we have moved on.

http://www.handcellphone.com/wp-content/themes/green-marinee/phonepic/cell-phone-spec-pics/635/sony-ericsson-w910i-walkman-phone-1.jpg

Lol. That is all.

Original Poster

Mods please close this thread

You can't leave it like that.

Did you get your money back?

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