Bought a 9m but Verizon won't activate

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  1. buutruong

    buutruong New Member

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    Bought a 9m but Verizon won't activate

    I made the mistake of buying a used phone without knowing about the MEID#. I tried to activate but Verizon said it was reported lost or stolen and the phone is on the 'black list' and can never be activated again. I called the number that was on the phone and talked with the actual owner whom confirmed that he lost the phone. He was on some phone insurance program and they sent him a new replacement. Is this device 'dead' as a phone? I guess I can use it as an MP3 player if all else fails.
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    black listed... ya game over.
    sorry guy.
  3. dafoxs

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    BTW, it aint a great mp3 player either.
  4. sherri

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    Where did you buy it? Off the back of a truck?:gasp:
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    some guy on a corner with a long black coat.
  6. sherri

    sherri Active Member

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    Ooohhh.....I bought my Bolex watch from him. He should give you a refund or replacement without a problem!:tounge:
  7. txter

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    most people dont know about the black list.
    what do he carriers care. now they just get to sell you another phone.
    plus it cuts back on ins fraud.
  8. fr4nk1yn

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    Well we learned a valuable lesson.
    I see this on craigslist every so often. Always check the ESN.

    But I wonder is there any recourse?
    The seller knowingly sold a lost or stolen phone.
    Unless you really did buy the phone of a guy on the street I would try to track him down and maybe pass the contact info on to the police(?)
    That's if you want to persue it but you can probably forget ever seeing that cash again.

    Now that I'm thinking I just sold my Diamond and the guy never asked anything about it having a clean ESN.
  9. buutruong

    buutruong New Member

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    Craigslist. From what I thought was a nice, honest, middle-aged lady. She's not responding to my calls or text.
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    Call the police and say you bought a stolen phone from that nice old lady and pass on the phone number and email. :)
  11. dafoxs

    dafoxs New Member

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    bet she cant hind from the police.
  12. txter

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    thats what i would do...
    shes prob laughing right now. you just bought her a nice new phone.
  13. Tech.erella

    Tech.erella New Member

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    That sucks, sorry to hear it. She should go to jail.
  14. brandon.roeder

    brandon.roeder New Member

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    "she" was prolly a middle aged man.

    Amazing wha makeup and a bit of super glue can do. ;)
  15. won't do much...same thing happened when we bought something from someone in Louisiana. Sent the money, I mean $$$$ and item never shipped, seller never called us back. FBI even said what do you want us to do?
    I was like thanks for the govt help buddy.
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    buutruong New Member

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    There may be hope! Amazing what a google search will bring up. I searched for her cell # and found out her full name, that she owns small stitching company, and the company's address. I am going to have my sister, who is an attorney, send her a letter.
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    fr4nk1yn New Member

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    I figured the police might not do much but it would be worth contacting them.
    They might actually try to find the person and even if they didn't want to arrest them the info would be available for a civil suit.
    Even then chances of getting the money back from a try skell is slim.
    After civil court the judgment could be reported to the credit agencies.

    It's more of a being a pain in the ass thing thean getting money back thing.

    With her owning a business, although she still had to know the phone was no good, chances are better IMO.
  18. txter

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    go for it. if she wants to F people over, than F her over too.
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    if all else fails she could be a candidate for SMS Nuke!
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    I was against that technology but I might just be swayed to agree with you in this instance :)

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