IMEI Number wanted?

Discussion in 'iPhone 5S' started by ant7701, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. ant7701

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    Hi guys. I'm trying to sell my older iPhone 5S on Craigslist and someone that is interested wants to see the IMEI number. I'm assuming so he can see it's not stolen. Is there anything bad that can happen by sending him my IMEI number?
     
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  3. jmp316

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    I wouldn't give it out. If they want to see that the IMEI is clean, show them when you meet them (assuming you're using Craigslist). Don't ever give it out online...

    When dealing in eBay and using PayPal, both buyer and seller have automatic fraud protection, so no need to prove anything.
     
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  4. Bmichael78

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    I gave mine out to a potential buyer, he checked it and got back to me within 20 minutes and bought the phone. Simple.


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  5. Europa

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    I think he just wants to check the unlock status, but it's remotely possible that they could use that I information maliciously. I would send them a screenshot of an service from an alternate carrier in the upper left corner and the congratulations screen you get in iTunes when you unlock. If that wasn't good enough, I'd wait for the next buyer. I've had no problem selling unlocked iPhones on Craigslist and I never provide my IMEI over email.
     
  6. Tattooed Alex

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    I meet one of the buyers at a T-Mobile store last week and they put a T-Mobile SIM in to show the buyer that it was carrier unlocked. Offer this instead of providing the IMEI.
     
  7. Nascarrace2020

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    Never give it out no telling what the buyer could do u know what I mean!!
     
  8. alicepattinson

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    It has no problem you can show them if your iphone is really clean. :)
     
  9. Ken Londri

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    If he wants to check your phone's status it goin, to be the IMEI he will be needing.
     
  10. 47seijar

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    If you sell on Swappa you must enter the IMEI so Swappa can verify the ohine's status before they approve your listing. The listing doesn't divulge the actual IMEI, bit it does say "clean IMEI" so the buyer knows he's not being hosed.
     

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