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

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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.

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A receipt doesn't protect him at 100%, but it reduces the chances of it being a phone that was stolen from another Koodo customer, a store inventory, through a phone shipment and other possibilities. It can take a while to flag a device that was stolen through an inventory as it may not be noticed right away.

The scenario that we hear the most is that the customer lost the phone and the person responsible sold it to a pawnshop or online.  Most of the time the phone has already been flagged by the rightful owner. 

We can only blacklist devices that have been used on a Koodo account in the past. Rest assured, no one can just call and Blacklist a phone that has not been associated with them.

I recommend taking a look at this link http://help.kijiji.ca/helpdesk/safety/safely-purchasing-used-technology 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. 

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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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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 http://koo.do/1GgRxzH that we have to offer, including a few certified pre-owned phones. Thank you!
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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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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.