If you’re considering buying a new or used phone, check if it’s clean before making the purchase. What do I mean by “clean”? I’m talking about checking to see if the phone has been blacklisted or reported as lost or stolen.
Buying a phone that has been blacklisted or reported can lead to a lot of headaches down the road, including not being able to use the phone on certain networks or even having it confiscated by authorities if it’s found to be stolen.
So before you hand over your hard-earned money, take a few minutes to do a quick check on the phone’s status. You can do this by using the phone’s IMEI or serial number and checking it against a blacklist database.
Don’t risk buying a phone that could cause you problems in the future. Take the time to check if it’s clean before making your purchase.