Quick Answer: Can I Sell A Phone I Found?

No, even if you found a phone and tried to locate its rightful owner, you should not try selling it on uSell.com.

Most times, the owner of the phone has already reported it as lost or stolen, so buyers cannot resell it.

What happens if you sell a stolen phone?

The short answer to this is no, you can’t sell a stolen mobile phone. That means you cannot sell a phone or tablet that you reported as stolen and then found again; you cannot sell a lost phone that you happened to find; and you certainly cannot sell a phone that you or someone else has stolen.

Can I keep a phone I found?

If the owner of the property does not claim it within 90 days, then the finder can keep it. If your state has similar laws, you likely can keep the phone you found as long as you turn it in to the police first.

What to do if you found a phone?

Do Return the Lost Phone You Found!

If you find a lost phone, returning it is easy. If you have the IMEI number, simply contact the cellular service provider and leave your contact info with them. If you don’t have the IMEI, either wait until they call their own phone or you can attempt to bypass the lock pattern.

Can you sell a locked phone?

Good luck getting assistance from Apple or your Android manufacturer, in most cases those phones are now permanently locked even though you are the rightful owner. Even though we can’t get you back into your phone, you can sell your locked phone to us.

What do thieves do with stolen phones?

There actually are simple At the very least they will switch it off, throw away the SIM card, format it and re-sell it. At the worst, they will unlock it and misuse the data inside it to threaten you.

Can someone sell my stolen phone?

The short answer to this is no, you can’t sell a stolen mobile phone. That means you cannot sell a phone or tablet that you reported as stolen and then found again; you cannot sell a lost phone that you happened to find; and you certainly cannot sell a phone that you or someone else has stolen.

Can someone unlock my stolen phone?

1 Answer. It is very possible for someone to unlock it, especially with the right skills. I once sat next to someone at school who wiped his ‘friends’ phone screen off, and then waited for him to unlock it. He then stole it and looked at the smudge on the screen to get the unlock pattern.

Can I keep an iPhone I found?

Keep in mind that if you find a lost iPhone, Activation Lock will prevent you from using it if it’s protected by Find My iPhone. It’s essentially a paperweight for as long as you have it in your possession. So don’t expect to use an iPhone you’ve found.

Can you go to jail for finding money?

If you find money, especially a significant amount, you should check your local laws or contact an attorney or the police. If a law requires that you turn over money you have found to the police and you do not do so, you could be charged with larceny or theft. If the money is in a wallet, you should check for ID.

How do you find out whose phone I found?

On Android, tap and hold in the bottom left corner of the display (where the microphone icon apppears) and then drag your finger up to the middle of the screen. Once you’ve accessed Siri or Google Assistant, try saying “Call mom,” “Call home,” or another command that might access one of the phone’s owner’s contacts.

How do I find a cell phone number’s owner?

Finding a cell phone owner is not hard to do; you can try contacting them directly or through their cell phone provider.

  • Look through the owner’s cell phone address book.
  • Answer the phone in case the owner is trying to locate the cell phone.
  • Arrange to meet the owner of the phone.
  • Call the cell phone provider.

How do you find a dead phone?

Find a Missing Android Phone With a Dead Battery

  1. Use Lookout Mobile. Unfortunately a phone with a dead battery will not respond to attempts to locate it via GPS.
  2. Use Google’s Android device managermi.
  3. Use Android Lost.
  4. Use location history.
  5. Use Samsung’s Find My Mobile.
  6. Use Dropbox.

Can you get in trouble for selling a locked iPhone?

If someone tries to sell you an iPhone that is iCloud locked, then it won’t be of any use to you. There are several websites or videos on YouTube that talk about how to get around this feature, but in reality, Apple has made this type of lock nearly impossible to bypass.

How much can you sell a locked phone for?

Prices depend on your phone’s model, capacity and condition as well as the type of lock placed on your phone. For example, blacklisted and finance locked phones can be worth between 55% to 98% of an unlocked phone’s value. Activation locked phone prices range between 10% and 50% of the unlocked value.

How much is a locked iPhone 6 worth?

iPhone 6 (16GB / 64GB / 128GB)

AT&TUnlocked
Amazon$55/$55/$55$55/$55/$55
Best Buy (in-store credit)$40/$45/$50$40/$45/$50
Gazelle$28/$36/$46$37/$62/$61
Walmart (in-store credit)$34/$40/$45$34/$40/$45