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I bought a phone and it turned out to be stolen, so I contacted the owner they don't want it, and got a new phone through insurance, and gave me the phone. but the phone won't activate.

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You can't activate the phone that is lost/stolen.

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My daughter had bought a car off a car dealer (Glen Mayer prestige cars) a few months ago, but was recently stopped by police and the car was reported stolen, Glen has not reported back to us.

Is this in Windsor QLD ? Unfortunately it appears you aren't the first to have trouble with them.

A registerd dealer is required in law to give you clear title when selling a car, although there have been attempts to get around this by selling on consignment, the technique used in a notorious case in Sydney. Dealing in stolen items is of course a crime.

Go straight to the Dept of Fair Trading QLD, who I think will know of this 'dealer', and can advise you, although don't get your hopes up too high.

Nov 21, 2016 | Cell Phones

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We bought an Apple iphone on EBay that was stolen. We gave it to the police who will verify this, now what do we do? We paid in full on VISA.

Contact Visa and have them reverse the charge to your account after they back charge the original seller. Nothing to lose with this approach.

Aug 13, 2016 | Apple iPhone Cell Phones

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Check if stolen

it probably is, that what find my phone does when the owner realises it's gone. try calling the network operator and see if they'll help or contact the police.

Feb 21, 2015 | Apple iPhone 5

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Change imei

If you bought a stolen iPhone, you should bring it to the police. Maybe the device was reported stolen. If the police sees the IMEI code in their computer, they can contact the owner of the iPhone. If you payed for the phone, and you didn't know that it was stolen you didn't do anything wrong, but it is not your phone.
Maybe you don't like this answer, but it's the most fair thing to do.

Feb 03, 2014 | Apple iPhone 5

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My phone says device blocked. Wifi and bluetooth says error. And no Password or Account or UserName I bought it from someone what can I do

What type of phone is it and what service is it originally for? If the device is blocked from network access and it is verizon or att, the device has been blacklisted. Which means its been reported lost or stolen. Some people will buy insurance for their phone. Report it stolen. Insurance sends a new one. And the person turns around and sells their old one to you. If it is sprint or T-mobile it could be blacklisted (bad Esn), or it could owe bills on the account, which would have to be paid for the device to be unblocked.

Oct 17, 2013 | Android Apps

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My new xperia i bought second hand will let me go online but not make calls. I am with orange. Is it blocked with IMEI? Is it stolen? Or do i have a bad simcard? What can I do? There is no way to get in...

If this cell phone was stolen and the owner has advised his/her cell phone service provider that the cell phone was stolen and has given them the IMEI number to lock the cell phone from further use, then this cell phone is a piece of junk.

Jun 07, 2011 | Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 Cell Phone

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My phone was stolen,how do i get another phone?

Unless you had insurance on the phone I'm sorry to tell you that you can't. But if you do, just contact your cell phone carrier and they will help you get your new phone.

Mar 02, 2011 | T-Mobile Cell Phones

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I lost my mobile nokia 3110c in college

Unfortunately, cell phones can not be pin-pointed to their location. If your cell phone is turned on and has GPS, then maybe. But if your phone does not have GPS, chances of finding it are slim unless some nice person finds it and gives someone on your contacts list a call. The main problem is, if your phone is off, there is really no way to find it. It would be like trying to track down a rock. I am sorry that I could not help very much. Hopefully you can find a new phone on ebay! Maybe claim that it got stolen on your home owner's insurance so they cover a new phone!

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Asking for pin

There is a good chance that this unit is stolen. The real owner would have removed the PIN before selling it. You could try to contact the manufacturer but they will check the serial number and attempt to contact the previous owner. If it's determined that it is stolen, they will contact the authorities. This is information is taken directly from their website.

Save yourself a lot of headaches... take it back and get your money back.

- Jim

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Can I hook up sprint phone that's still in another person's name?

no its like it is stolen report to the provider,also maybe an unlock? more info please im here to help Donald Deane MCSE,ASE,CPO

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