- 07-11-2010, 10:32 AM #26
... so the guy that has your iPhone posted something on your Facebook? How about you print out what he wrote go to the police say you know exactly who stole it and you have a receipt with a serial number to prove it's your phone.
Edit: Read everything and realized he wasn't posting stuff on your Facebook from his own.
Regardless if he's doing that now he's harassing you. Print out everything he wrote, print out the messages he sent trying to sell you back the phone then go to the police.
Say you want them to find the phone (At&T will likely cooperate) and you want to press charges. Looks like he has a couple felonies coming his way. That's something the police will take more seriously.
Last edited by l1ghtn1ng; 07-11-2010 at 10:38 AM.
- 07-11-2010, 10:50 AM #27
When my daughter's 3GS was stolen a few months ago, whoever took it (right off her lap!) turned it off instantly. Some thieves are more devious (and knowledgeable) than others. You have to hope that the person who steals your iPhone doesn't know enough about them to turn them off or restore too soon.
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- 07-11-2010, 01:23 PM #30iMore Intermediate
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- 07-11-2010, 01:48 PM #31
Ummmm, sounds like you screwed you. 1) You went to Miami 2) took your phone somewhere w/out keeping an eye on it 3) wasted money on BS accessories, when MobileMe would've solved your problem in a heart beat 4) if you're older than 20, you're very whiny. Its a phone get over it, get another. Not the end of the world be thankful you weren't mugged or injured like other have been for iPads and iPhones.....
- 07-11-2010, 01:51 PM #32
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- 07-11-2010, 08:08 PM #36
there isn't enough there for charges to even be pressed. who are you going to charge? posting something on someones facebook when they leave it logged in (which is essentially whats happened) isn't a crime. it may be frustrating, embarrassing, and make you wanna strangle someone, but that's it. you MIGHT be able to make it civil, but thats a stretch. how are the police or supposed to track the phone? who's to say that the phone was even stolen? what if it was lost and someone just picked it up.
i feel bad for the op, but sometimes these things happen, and as has already been mentioned, you cant blame insurance for not covering it if you hadnt switched already.
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- 07-12-2010, 02:44 AM #41iPhone Nanite
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I read an article once that basically said Apple won't track stolen iPhones or iPods because they can't prove why someone has the device. If someone buys an iPhone on eBay or craigslist how are they supposed to know if it's stolen. Further how would Apple ever know if the person in possession is the thief or someone who just happened to buy a used iPhone. This would be asking too much from Apple.