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Security Tips - Mobile phone

Watch out for:

  • Physical Appearance: Check out for any breakage, keypad damage, touch screen condition, resolution Examine the ports & battery. Do check for any liquid damage as it can cause a formation of rust.                                                                                                                     
  • Price Estimate: Compare with similar brands and models. Accordingly, negotiate a price with the seller. Double check cheap offers for fake or stolen items.                                                                                                                       
  • Accessories: Are you being provided all the accessories. If not, find out what it would cost you and accordingly negotiate your price. Examine all the included accessories are working fine.                                                                            
  • Documents: Ensure you receive the necessary documents. Ask the seller for the IMEI or MEID. Simple online search yields several good resources for help.                                                                                                                                                   
  • Replicas/Clones: Be careful of replicas/clones. Insist on phone warranty & necessary documents. Replicas unmistakably look the same, so inspect very carefully.                                                                                                                                                   
  • Verification: You may request for an identity proof copy of the seller & it could be vice-versa. Make sure, you're not buying a stolen device. As per the mutual agreement, seller-buyer can document their deal as appropriate.

Important: Ensure to switch-on and if required, use your sim card to test the phone is functioning.

For sellers, remove all personal data from the mobile set before selling to a buyer.