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Selling a cell phone (smart phone) question


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I was trying to sell a cell phone on CL.  I got a couple of emails asking me for the IMEI number to verify that it was "clean" and not reported stolen, etc....


I have been reading online that you should't do this as people can do things with it (clone it, call and report it stolen, etc...) so I was pretty firm in not giving it out.


Is this the right thing to do or am I just paranoid?





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That is why I use local Facebook swap groups instead.  You can see who you are dealing with, and to be part of the groups, they HAVE to be local.  If I cant see that the person I am dealing with is mutual friends with at least a couple of people I know, I make an excuse as to why I can't meet with them.  Of course, I live where there is less than 50,000 people in the entire county, so that is a little easier to accomplish. 

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