Not all of us buy new mobiles, and in fact the second-hand market is very powerful in countries like Spain. The main problem with buying used smartphones is that there are many deceptions around these types of devices, from fake phones, parts that are not original or even units that have been stolen and put up for sale later.
Therefore, in this post we are going to tell you how can you check if the terminal you want to buy is stolen or not and everything is correcta very useful tool that can save us a lot of headaches in the future since, as you know, buying a mobile phone blocked due to theft can prevent us from using it to make calls or even to use a data connection.
The IMEI number is the solution to all your problems
We have recently told you in another post about everything relevant that you need to know about the IMEI number of your phone, and precisely this case is going to be key when it comes to protecting yourself against possible scams. In fact, thanks to this identification we will be able to verify in a tremendously simple way if the mobile we have bought is stolen or not.
To do this, we simply have to download the Check IMEI application, a tool that makes use of the GSM association databasea company that is dedicated to drawing up a blacklist of those smartphones whose IMEI has been blocked for reasons including theft of the equipment.
Therefore, thanks to this application we are simply going to have to enter the IMEI code of the device and it will tell us instantly if it is blocked or not, although another option that we have to check it is to put a SIM card in this terminal and see if it receives calls and mobile data.
In fact, our recommendation is that always do both processes as the GSM blacklist is not always updated instantly since it takes time to receive the information. In this way we will ensure 100% that our mobile is free of any possible previous blocking.
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