AT&T knows who is using my stolen iPhone 5

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FFAP1234

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Today when I officially reported to "the device lock team " about my stolen iPhone 5 was told that somebody on their net was using it. They advised me to go to the police that they can't do anything. They didn't think I was going to get it back, is that right?
 

rom x

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if you put a security app on it. you should be able to track it or at least turn on your front facing camera remotely so you can take a pic of the one who stole it.
just about all security apps have this feature. but i take it you never did install this type of app right?
 

FFAP1234

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I didn't know about it, please advise me what to get. Do I have any chance to getting it back? I'm driving to the police.
 

Sharunda

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FFAP1234 Good Luck to you! I hope they can get this person and get your iPhone returned to you.

I can't remember if you had a police report drawn up when it was stolen. Please refresh my memory.

The cops are busy and you might be waiting a while.
 

imutter

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If you can locate the device with Find your Phone ask the ploice to go there with you when you ask for your phone bac
Filing a police report is good in many ways. And that is what you need if you file insurance claim anyway.

AT&T can wipe your phone and block your sim
this should be your last resort
 

Prozium12

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Correct me if I'm wrong but if I have find my iPhone on and it gets stolen will the police come with u if u pin point it's location or is it up to u.. Is there any point to having find my iPhone switched on.?


Sent from my iPhone5using iCafe app
 

FFAP1234

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FFAP1234 Good Luck to you! I hope they can get this person and get your iPhone returned to you.

I can't remember if you had a police report drawn up when it was stolen. Please refresh my memory.

The cops are busy and you might be waiting a while.
My phone was stolen 10/2812, I reported to the police the day after. There is a white lie about it; I know the person who stole it knows what is doing ( turned it off right away and never turn in on again for me to track ). A was afraid of he/she may be fallowing what we were saying in here, so one day I said that I needed to move on and that I got in a family plan and got a refurbish iPhone 4S. I did get the refurbish phone but with a brand new # and account ( hoping that he/she will read that and turn on the phone. That didn't happen, I got the refurbish phone from Best Buy and they told me I had one month to cancel my new contract ( I thought one month will give me time for it to be turn on and locate it )

Yesterday I called AT&T to ask about the family plan where I could pay $ 9.99 for a line and get the discount on a new iPhone 5. They told me I already had 2 lines ( they could see the account I opened at Best Buy) that I could combine the two of them, I said that was going to be there for only a month, they said it was too late to close, that I had only 14 days to cancel.

Then I run to Best Buy and been there was told the info AT&T gave me was right but they will honor me with the cancelation because it was a mistake that a new rep did. So I returned the refurbish phone that I originally got with the new account and then bought it again to use while I'm figuring out what to do ( this time I paid $ 814.88 including tax ridiculous )


This morning I call AT&T to officially report my iPhone 5 stolen and they transfer me to the "device looker team". After locating the IMEI # from my iPhone 5 I asked him, can u know if somebody is using it with AT&T? He said give me a sec and will tell u, then he said yes, somebody is using it but soon will star having problems with it and then it won't work anymore. I asked him for the name do the person and he told me he can say but to go to the police as soon as possible.
 

FFAP1234

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Keep us posted on this. It is getting interesting!
I'm very frustrated with AT&T and the police. After waiting for ever finally I was able to talk to a policeman. Basically he said that a phone is not as important as many other issues they deal with. He said that he was going to give the info I gave him to his superior and that if he considered important they will continue with the case. He was also going to hand it to the original officer I saw the first time. WHY DID I SPEND ALL THESE HOURS, if actually it doesn't matter?, I feel very stupid!