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I am buying a phone off Kijiji and I want to know if anyone would be able to blacklist it after I receive it?


I am buying an iphone off kijiji..the seller looks reasonable...but still to be on safe side i want to makesure no one black lists the phone after i recieve it. is there any way/method/procedure to ensure this?

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Make sure to get the IMEI and ring it up here: https://www.devicecheck.ca/check-status-device-canada/
Remember, the phone might not be blacklisted today, but that could change.
Cheers.
titaniumtux wrote:

Make sure to get the IMEI and ring it up here: [url=https://www.devicecheck.ca/check-status-devic...

Yeah..so what if after 1 week or 1 month i buy the phone..and previous owner calls Koodo and tell them that their phone is stolen..would Koodo blacklist it for them?

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titaniumtux wrote:

Make sure to get the IMEI and ring it up here: [url=https://www.devicecheck.ca/check-status-devic...

Never happened to me, but he would need to remember the IMEI or have it noted somewhere. 
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titaniumtux wrote:

Make sure to get the IMEI and ring it up here: [url=https://www.devicecheck.ca/check-status-devic...

If it is on a data plan you must change the name and contact information to yours by calling Koodo. Don't leave it listed under the previous owner Salman Hussain:) I hope this is helpful for you 🙂 have a great day
titaniumtux wrote:

Make sure to get the IMEI and ring it up here: [url=https://www.devicecheck.ca/check-status-devic...


Thanks Kenneth, but that phone is not under sellers name. Yeah it has never happenend to me to but in recent past i have seen cases where people sell non black listed clean phone and later on the phone become black listed reason being the previous owner did fraud and claimed new phone under insurance

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titaniumtux wrote:

Make sure to get the IMEI and ring it up here: [url=https://www.devicecheck.ca/check-status-devic...

I hope that is not the case for you. Yes there is a lot of fraud like that happening and even the pawn shops fell victim to these type of schemes so they don't buy them anymore so i found out.
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titaniumtux wrote:

Make sure to get the IMEI and ring it up here: [url=https://www.devicecheck.ca/check-status-devic...

Hey Salman! Can you ask the seller for a receipt of when they purchased the phone to be on the safe side to ensure that they are the one who purchased it?
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titaniumtux wrote:

Make sure to get the IMEI and ring it up here: [url=https://www.devicecheck.ca/check-status-devic...

@Melissa, how does that protect Salman from someone else blacklisting the phone that he now legally owns? Whether a malicious act on the part of the earlier owner, or fraudulent activity as described in the thread, I am not aware of the means to have certainty that the responsibility for the management of the phone is in the hands of the new owner.  While I understand that a possessor of stolen goods has no standing, we hear tales frequently of malicious blacklisting of used phones.

titaniumtux wrote:

Make sure to get the IMEI and ring it up here: [url=https://www.devicecheck.ca/check-status-devic...

Exactly David. What I expect from a cellular company is that they should have a dedicated IMEI alloted to per connection and if the phone is stolen only the person using that phone can black list it. I tried looking to this solution, but this is the fact that we are in 2017 now and we still dont have any safety to this except to avoid purchasing thru classified site.
I have heared numerous storied of people blacklisting the phone later and making False insurance claims
This is a big loop hole in the system..
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[quote=titaniumtux]Make sure to get the IMEI and ring it up here: https://<a href="https://www.devicecheck.ca/check-status-devic" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener">https://www.devicecheck.ca/check-status-devic</a>...[/quote for tips when it comes to purchasing second hand electronics online.  To be on the safe side, you can always purchase the phone directly through us or the phone manufacturer and have the peace of mind that it will not be blacklisted without your consent. 
titaniumtux wrote:

Make sure to get the IMEI and ring it up here: [url=https://www.devicecheck.ca/check-status-devic...

Yes Melissa, but if i buy a new plan with koodo and bring previously owned phone with me with the proof of legitimitate purchase, why would koodo not put that IMEI under my account so that i would be the only one who could black list it?
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[quote=titaniumtux]Make sure to get the IMEI and ring it up here: A proof of a legitimate purchase would be the receipt you paid for it through the manufacturer, Koodo or a retailer. A proof of purchase through a pawn shop or a third party website would not be a reason why we would unflag a phone if its blacklisted. The IMEI number would be on your account; however, anyone who has used the IMEI number in the past whether with Koodo or another company could Blacklist the number. It the deal that you are getting sounds a bit too good to be true it might be because there is something else going on. We invite you to take a look at the phones [url=http://koo.do/1GgRxzH]http://koo.do/1GgRxzH that we have to offer, including a few certified pre-owned phones. Thank you!
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titaniumtux wrote:

Make sure to get the IMEI and ring it up here: [url=https://www.devicecheck.ca/check-status-devic...

I've had this happen only once out of maybe 50 Kijiji purchases. Bought an unlocked S6 for sister in law from someone who bought the phone from a used phone shop. Phone was blacklisted 3 months later.

I kept the contact information from the seller and politely inquired as to what's going on. She was shocked that this happened and contacted the store for resolution. They solved the problem.

My sister-in-law was fortunate in this case. If the seller had not been co-operative (and if it was an intentional scam they would not be), then there'd be no solution.

There's always a risk with buying phones second-hand. You can minimize risks, but not eliminate them. If you're that worried about being scammed, then I advise you to buy from a retailer instead.
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titaniumtux wrote:

Make sure to get the IMEI and ring it up here: [url=https://www.devicecheck.ca/check-status-devic...

I've had this happen only once out of maybe 50 Kijiji purchases. Bought an unlocked S6 for sister in law from someone who bought the phone from a used phone shop. Phone was blacklisted 3 months later.

I kept the contact information from the seller and politely inquired as to what's going on. She was shocked that this happened and contacted the store for resolution. They solved the problem.

My sister-in-law was fortunate in this case. If the seller had not been co-operative (and if it was an intentional scam they would not be), then there'd be no solution.

There's always a risk with buying phones second-hand. You can minimize risks, but not eliminate them. If you're that worried about being scammed, then I advise you to buy from a retailer instead.

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