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BBC investigation shows the market for stolen smartphones is alive and well, unfortunately

0. phoneArena posted on 14 Apr 2014, 05:55

A BBC undercover investigation exposed two shops that unscrupulously sell stolen smartphones on the black market in London. A reporter posing as a smartphone thief caught two traders on camera buying seemingly stolen goods from him. Eight Apple and Samsung phones were loaded with personal dataллл

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posted on 14 Apr 2014, 06:10 4

1. seanwhat (Posts: 302; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)

dodgy-dealings will always exist, this shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone really.

posted on 14 Apr 2014, 07:46 1

2. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)

Next gen flagship with mini explosive install. It'll destroy the device when you send a signal to it by using a website or 10 unsuccessful log in attempt.

posted on 14 Apr 2014, 09:12 1

3. garlic456 (Posts: 251; Member since: 24 Dec 2012)

It isn't hard to make a phone think it has a different IMEI and unblock it.

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