Stolen Iphone 3gs :(

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Found 17th Sep 2009
Some idiot has just stolen my phone

Bloody thing wasn't insured either so I'm gutted & I don't know what to do now.

My fault. I got distracted by my lil man & put it down on the counter as I was paying in a shop. Noticed like 5 mins later & went back. There were only 2 other people in there so they obviously took it. When I went back in the shop, 1 of them had already left (they were together) and the other left straight after.

Gutted!

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awww no.... what shop was it was there no cctv?

can you not get them to check on the cctv ?

or maybe the staff found it?

I will probably be on cctv ask the shop to look and report it to the police

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superskilly;6314807

awww no.... what shop was it was there no cctv?



scotland121;6314812

can you not get them to check on the cctv ?



Subway. They said they'd check the cctv & get back to me:-(

First thing to do is to call your network and get the IMEI banned, all networks in the UK use the same database so it will at least make the phone useless to them unless in the UK.

crimereduction.homeoffice.gov.uk/sto…htm

have you tried to call it?

This is the problem they reall are to expensive, You need to act like you are carrying a £500 wad of £20 notes ,

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should of got that thing that trackjs it


theres an ap for that........

sorry but unlucky

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hassony;6314835

have you tried to call it?



It's switched off :-(

Zoe_B;6314822

Subway. They said they'd check the cctv & get back to me:-(



Subway Tend to have great CCTV especially pointing straight at the counter...I was attacked in one a couple of months back by some thug...The CCTV footage got a great pic of the guy and he was caught. So fingers crossed for you. I would however report straight to police and phone company im sure those phones can be shut down remotely if you have the seriel number, I know its not much consolation but might stop them from using it

Really easy to get distracted when you got children,so don't blame yourself.

Original Poster

I get free insurance with my bank account but I hadn't got round to updating my details for the iphone.

I rang them a little while ago but the insurance doesn't commence for 21 days so that doesn't help

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Mum2Connor&Cerys;6314884

Really easy to get distracted when you got children,so don't blame … Really easy to get distracted when you got children,so don't blame yourself.



blame the kids:?

someones gonna get a right good hiding today:oops:

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casparwhite;6314920

blame the kids:?someones gonna get a right good hiding today:oops:



Nah I take full responsibility. I'm such a scatterbrain at times :oops:

unlucky mate, you probably wont get it back might aswell report it as stolen.

hope you get it sorted... not to put blame to anyone but could be a case of sorry no cctv from the staff.... then you wouldnt need two guesses who has it would you? get the police involved..

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deejaychaos;6314942

unlucky mate, you probably wont get it back might aswell report it as … unlucky mate, you probably wont get it back might aswell report it as stolen.



Yeah that's what I thought. My bf told me not to report and to just cancel the sim card. Said I should claim it on the insurance in a month or so.

I know it's wrong but I just don't know what to do! :cry:

Banned

was it on contract......contact your bank as it may still be covereed if you can prove it was in your posession somehow......long shot but worth a try especially if you paid for it with a card of some sort

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Zoe_B;6314965

Yeah that's what I thought. My bf told me not to report and to just … Yeah that's what I thought. My bf told me not to report and to just cancel the sim card. Said I should claim it on the insurance in a month or so.I know it's wrong but I just don't know what to do! :cry:



errrm if its contract how you gonna cancel the sim card

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superskilly;6314950

hope you get it sorted... not to put blame to anyone but could be a case … hope you get it sorted... not to put blame to anyone but could be a case of sorry no cctv from the staff.... then you wouldnt need two guesses who has it would you? get the police involved..



I don't think it was the staff to be honest because they were really nice. They were the ones that told me to come into the shop and leave my details whilst I was turning over the car like a mad woman

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casparwhite;6314972

was it on contract......contact your bank as it may still be covereed if … was it on contract......contact your bank as it may still be covereed if you can prove it was in your posession somehow......long shot but worth a try especially if you paid for it with a card of some sort



Yeah it's on contract. I pay £45 a month which guts me even more. Paid with my credit card.


sassie;6314975

errrm if its contract how you gonna cancel the sim card



I meant say I've lost it and order a new one. Would they not then cancel the old one?

someone stole my phone once and they called a number, I called orange and asked for any numbers called after that time they gave me the number I called it and it was the friend of the person who stole it, that was enought evidence to frighten the boy and he told me who had called him, so we did get out phone back posted 1st class recorded

arrr ok... hope you get it back.

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Zoe_B;6314999

Yeah it's on contract. I pay £45 a month which guts me even more. Paid … Yeah it's on contract. I pay £45 a month which guts me even more. Paid with my credit card.I meant say I've lost it and order a new one. Would they not then cancel the old one?



so you lost the sim, but not the phone, errrrmmmmm

if you paid with barclaycard you are covered for loss or theft within first 3 months I think

octobergirl;6315005

someone stole my phone once and they called a number, I called orange and … someone stole my phone once and they called a number, I called orange and asked for any numbers called after that time they gave me the number I called it and it was the friend of the person who stole it, that was enought evidence to frighten the boy and he told me who had called him, so we did get out phone back posted 1st class recorded



ohhhhh thats a good idea.
I was mugged once and they got my nokia 3310 i'd only bought it that afternoon. Got back home and the girl rang me which kinda freaked me out a bit. Anyway my friend saw the 2 people who mugged me the next afternon they got on her bus. Big police chace and they were caught. Date set fro trial etc..... heard nothing from court week of trial and so i rang up and was told the defendant was deceased. She was only 19 at the time and died of a heroin overdose :oops: At the time she said she was so high on drugs she thought it was her bag that i ahd stolen :whistling:
Waste of a life.... and my phone... never did get it back or receive the police compensation thing :thinking:

My boss's Subway has about 5 CCTV camera's in it, so if the one you went into is the same, it would've been caught on tape.

thesaint;6315037

[COLOR="Red"]My boss's Subway[/COLOR] has about 5 CCTV camera's in it, so … [COLOR="Red"]My boss's Subway[/COLOR] has about 5 CCTV camera's in it, so if the one you went into is the same, it would've been caught on tape.



Didn't realise you worked in Subway.

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Zoe_B;6314999

Yeah it's on contract. I pay £45 a month which guts me even more. Paid … Yeah it's on contract. I pay £45 a month which guts me even more. Paid with my credit card. ?



check the details of your credit card suppliere you may be covered for theft with it as most banks offer some kind of insurance on cc purchases

check your small print or contact your issuer

you will need a police crime number tho

Zoe_B;6314977

I don't think it was the staff to be honest because they were really … I don't think it was the staff to be honest because they were really nice. They were the ones that told me to come into the shop and leave my details whilst I was turning over the car like a mad woman



Well if one of them had swiped it, they are not likely to be nasty to you are they? If anything they are more likely to be overly helpful IMO.

I can't imagine losing a £400 phone, I guard my £30 phone like my life depends on it. lol

ok can someone help me out i got an iphone 3gs today and i mean it was a steal of a price is there anyway of changeing the imie number

lol

sorry couldnt help my self hope u get it bk tho XX

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jackt010;6315134

ok can someone help me out i got an iphone 3gs today and i mean it was a … ok can someone help me out i got an iphone 3gs today and i mean it was a steal of a price is there anyway of changeing the imie number lolsorry couldnt help my self hope u get it bk tho XX




Oi that's mean. I know I'm not going to get it back though!

If the suspected customers in the shop did not pay by cash, then the electronic till system will record their card details for their respective transactions.

If you are going to report the incident to the Police, I would suggest asking the Shop Manager to record the details of the customers now before the records are sent to their head office computer system (unless they have already been transferred & removed overnight).

The names & card details (& hence addresses) of the card holders may be important information to retain if court proceedings are necessary.

Good luck.

BFN,

fp.

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fanpages;6315366

If the suspected customers in the shop did not pay by cash, then the … If the suspected customers in the shop did not pay by cash, then the electronic till system will record their card details for their respective transactions.If you are going to report the incident to the Police, I would suggest asking the Shop Manager to record the details of the customers now before the records are sent to their head office computer system (unless they have already been transferred & removed overnight).The names & card details (& hence addresses) of the card holders may be important information to retain if court proceedings are necessary.Good luck.BFN,fp.




Thanks fp x

Zoe_B;6314999

Yeah it's on contract. I pay £45 a month which guts me even more. Paid … Yeah it's on contract. I pay £45 a month which guts me even more. Paid with my credit card.I meant say I've lost it and order a new one. Would they not then cancel the old one?



They'll cancel the sim but not the contract, they'll just send you a new sim and tell you to buy a sim free phone to put it in. Having your phone stolen isn't grounds to get the contract ended, sorry....

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midlandscomics;6315052

Didn't realise you worked in Subway.



lol the truth comes out :w00t: HAHAHA

The worst thing about this is that you will have to pay the remainder of your contract for a possible 20 months if you are on the 24 month contract!! With no phone.

And even if you had phone insurance, most of them would not cover you because u left it unatended.

Life deals yet another shi ttty blow

Problem with mobile phone theft, if one is just lying around, the most unlikely people will pinch it. They possibly have never stolen anything in their life before now.

So their faces may not be known to the police if they see them on cctv. Who would be dumb enough to pinch it in front of cameras anyway I dont know.

midlandscomics;6315052

Didn't realise you worked in Subway.



I don't, I work in his lettings agency.

casparwhite;6314844

should of got that thing that trackjs ittheres an ap for that........ … should of got that thing that trackjs ittheres an ap for that........ sorry but unlucky



LOL
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