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What if someone got a hold of your imei?

OP btort1

25th March 2014, 09:35 AM   |  #1  
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Ok so I didn't realize the guy at a phone repair place wrote down my imei on my receipt until I got home....I asked him why he wrote it down and why he needed it, he said to keep record that I came in. Well there's nothing really I can do about it now....


I heard people can clone your imei and get your phone blocked on a network, how likely is if it were to happen? I don't really trust the guy and I am so pissed at myself for not paying attention to what he was doing.

Am I just being paranoid?
26th March 2014, 09:19 PM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by btort1

Ok so I didn't realize the guy at a phone repair place wrote down my imei on my receipt until I got home....I asked him why he wrote it down and why he needed it, he said to keep record that I came in. Well there's nothing really I can do about it now....


I heard people can clone your imei and get your phone blocked on a network, how likely is if it were to happen? I don't really trust the guy and I am so pissed at myself for not paying attention to what he was doing.

Am I just being paranoid?

IF you took your phone into a repair center they have access to all the info.
IMEI, S/N, ESN, phone number.
I would not be concerned with them having that information unless they are a shady store.
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