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Is it safe to give out IMEIs to blacklist checking websites?

Asked: May 06 2019 | 5:55 am EDT 2621 Views 2 Answers View Best Answer

if I give out my IMEI to a blacklist checker websites like imei24 or imeipro or imei.info is it safe or will they do something bad with the imei?


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May 06 2019 | 8:56 am EDT mustang7757

if I give out my IMEI to a blacklist checker websites like imei24 or imeipro or imei.info is it safe or will they do something bad with the imei?
I would only give it out to a reputable place that someone used or recommend.

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May 06 2019 | 5:56 pm EDT Rukbat

I wouldn't buy a used phone except locally (I've heard of too many people getting a box of broken parts), and if you make the exchange (your money for their phone) at the carrier, they can check the IMEI - and change the owner of record to you. (I've also heard of people selling fairly new phones, then reporting them stolen, therefore they get blacklisted, and they get a new phone for about a $200 co-pay - and you get a useless phone.)

But Straight Talk, for all their problems, isn't going to sell IMEI numbers, so they're safe.