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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What is the attraction for stealing cell phones do they sell them for money?


3 posted on 08/22/2013 11:42:07 PM PDT by funfan
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To: funfan
What is the attraction for stealing cell phones

And when they can get ObamaPhones for free, too!

You can't beat that old fashioned American work ethic, I guess.

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6 posted on 08/22/2013 11:45:20 PM PDT by llevrok ("It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of words....." - Geo. Orwell)
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To: funfan

Drug deals most likely.


8 posted on 08/22/2013 11:52:18 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: funfan
What is the attraction for stealing cell phones do they sell them for money?

Burners. use 'em to make one lawless deal then chunk 'em.

11 posted on 08/22/2013 11:59:56 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: funfan
What is the attraction for stealing cell phones do they sell them for money?

Phone worth $200- $400 can be resold easy on the street. No one tracks the stolen ones in this country like they do in Europe so anyone can have it turned back on in their name. Pretty much the police don't think they are worth the trouble of following up on.

I would guess to that every once in while they get lucky and end up getting credit card numbers when they access your email account on them .

12 posted on 08/23/2013 12:12:31 AM PDT by Lera (Proverbs 29:2)
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“What is the attraction for stealing cell phones do they sell them for money?”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/13/smartphone-black-market_n_3510341.html

http://www.imore.com/thieves-apple-stores-replace-stolen-iphones

http://gizmodo.com/5971149/amazon-is-selling-stolen-iphones-merry-christmas

http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2011-08-05/local/35271963_1_indictments-kiosk-federal-grand-jury


28 posted on 08/23/2013 4:06:16 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: funfan

Why even steal when they’re given out for free? Unless it was “better” than the obamaphone.


32 posted on 08/23/2013 4:23:24 AM PDT by jughandle
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