reply to MovieLover76
Re: confiscate stolen goods?
said by MovieLover76:Agreed. Just getting AT&T to stop activating the phones should be enough. Tell the person that the phone is in a stolen phone database and therefore we are unable to activate it. I don't blame anyone for not wanted to attempt a confiscation. That could get ugly, fast.
All you have to do is explain that the device is listed as stolen and they have to either talk to the person/business they purchased it from or explain to them they have to try to work it out by calling a 1-800 number.
In the long run it doesn't matter if you get the device back you simply need remove the incentive for people to steal cell phones.
Sorry to the people who got their phone stolen, but even Verizon doesn't confiscate the device, they just won't activate it.
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