Illegal or just paranoid?

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  1. peterzan

    peterzan Member

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    Hi Guys

    Need your opinion here:

    I brought a HTC flyer in the local market. Brand new, still in an un-opened box. The seller said it is an unwanted upgrade. The network seems to be knocked to T mobile, but I only use WiFi. I was really happy with the purchase, until my friend I was a fool to buy such thing from a stranger. In theory, the seller can still report to the police or the network that the Flyer is stolen or lost, so I am in trouble!

    I was told the device can be tracked down with IMEI code, even I don't have a SIM. If that is correct, what shall I do now? In fact, is it legal to buy it off a private hand? Willl the police show up on my door step some time in the future?


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  2. geckoT2C

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    Nah man, nothing will happen. Don't worry about it. It is NOT a crime to buy a 2nd hand tablet. Your friend is just probably jealous ;)
     
  3. peterzan

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    Thanks geckoT2C. But my worry is that if the seller does report it as lost or stolen, I don't really have the prove for the purchasing (since it's only cash exchange). Then, I'm stuck!
     
  4. jimbo7630

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    If you are using WiFi then even if it was reported lost or stolen it would only be disabled fom being used as a Mobile Telephone.
     
  5. J515OP

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    Do you have or can you get a copy of the for sell ad? I think the chances are slim this would happen. Unless you have a criminal background you don't have anything to worry about.
     
  6. jimbo7630

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    What possible reason could the seller have for having it disabled, he will not get it repossessed simply have the satisfaction of preventing a (STOLEN) item from being used as a telephone.
     
  7. jimbo7630

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    Just as an aside, I had a reasonably expensive Mobile Phone stolen in Rome, Italy, I immediately (within an hour) had it blocked by my Service Provider. Made me feel better, but I subsequently found out that it may well have been re-enabled in Africa! It IS possible to locate a phone by triangulation but you tell me which law enforcement agency will go to that extent!!?
     
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    innocent until proven guilty :cool:
     

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