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If you are going to buy a second hand Smartphone, then you need to take some precautions first, this is because it has been seen many times that some people buy stolen phones in the name of old phones. Further, you already know what happens if you get a stolen phone, if you insert your SIM in a stolen phone then you can also be caught.
Not only can the old phone be stolen, but it can also happen that the phone you have purchased has been used for some criminal activity. Today, we are going to tell you about some important things which you should keep in mind so that you do not have to regret after buying an old phone.
Do you know that there is an official website of Delhi Police where the complete database of IMEI numbers of stolen or lost mobile phones is available. With the help of this database, even before buying an old phone, you will be able to get information whether the phone you are about to buy is stolen or not.
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Do these things before buying an old phone
Go to the official site of Delhi Police https://zipnet.delhipolice.gov.in/, on the homepage of the site you will see the vehicle/mobile section on the left side.
In this section, apart from Stolen Vehicles, three options, Unclaim/Seized Vehicles and Missing Mobiles will be visible. Out of these you will have to tap on the missing mobiles option.
After tapping on the missing mobiles option, you will again have three options, Browse All, Filter and Search. Note down the IMEI number of the mobile phone you are taking, after noting down the number, enter this number in the search option. If the phone is stolen, you will come to know immediately.
If you have bought a stolen mobile and if the phone is put on surveillance then you can be caught and you may even have to go to jail for buying stolen goods.
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