John_All
Level 1: Cadet

Just been scammed - how do i have a phone i sold IMEI blocked?

Just been scammed by the gumtree / Paypal scam (as I have just found out). The phone i 'sold' is in transit by post now. How to I have the IMEI blocked so that at least the phone is useless to them?

Look up "paypal tracking number before payment" scam and you will see what I mean!

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Ozmoz
Level 22: Superhuman
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Re: Just been scammed - how do i have a phone i sold IMEI blocked?

Hi @John_All 

 

Quickest way would be to contact Telstra on 13 22 00 and have your IMEI number ready to block. Just report it as stolen.

 

You can then check https://amta.org.au/check-the-status-of-your-handset/ the status of that mobile (I believe it can take about a month to show up there)

Footnote: I dont work for Telstra, I just try to help out fellow Telstra customers.
John_All
Level 1: Cadet

Re: Just been scammed - how do i have a phone i sold IMEI blocked?

Appreciated, Thanks.

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