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  • 04-14-2014, 10:28 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by View Post
    If some clone Your simcard can cheat you for a lot of money. But to clone sim card cheater must have it in his hand.

    So one more after gIveing IMEI number to eg codes seller nothing can happen.

    Cloning of simcards hasn't been possible for a long time. I do not know of any provider still using the old simcard types (v1).
    To provide some perspective simcards from before 2002 were v1 and 'clonable' after that they just aren't.

    So don't scare people with old data.

    Sharing your IMEI in public isn't a good idea still but the chances something bad happens with it is not very big.

    This is the most plausible situation:

    1. you share your IMEI
    2. a bad person with a stolen phone (or insurance fraud) finds your IMEI online
    3. he changes IMEI on his phone to your IMEI
    4. If (and only IF) you and he are using both phones on the same network problems will arise. Your network might contact you about this and in extreme cases close your account or something

    Now the movie extra's
    5. some very bad terrorist wanting to blow up the world took YOUR IMEI and is now using it
    6. CIA tracks his IMEI somehow and looks up info from person registered to this IMEI/phone, that happens to be YOU
    7. CIA will take you out of bed and kill your family
    8. you want revenge and convert yourself in a revenge super hero
    9. you kick some butt
    10. find a new very hot check, at first you don't want her because your dead wife
    11. in the end you still do end up with the hot women
    12. happy after all...
  • 07-12-2013, 03:31 AM
    Yeah you are right . Leaking out IMEI number is very dangerous so be carefull every one thanks !
  • 07-11-2013, 07:23 AM
    ohh thanks for your information is really useful....
  • 06-12-2013, 08:07 AM
    than you for this information.this is very helpful of you.i will keep in mind of these.
  • 05-24-2013, 04:15 AM
    No doubt it's dangerous to give or share your IMEI no. You shouldn't share it.
  • 05-15-2013, 10:15 PM
    of course not
  • 04-25-2013, 05:09 AM
    It is bad to give your Imei Number specially when you give it to the wrong person.
    They might use that imei number to harm you and it can even destroy your reputation.For example, they will use your imei as the imei number of the phone they wanted to sell online.
    Remember its your phone UNIQUE IDENTIFICATION ADDRESS
  • 01-30-2013, 06:23 PM
    good to know it.
  • 11-29-2012, 03:01 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Keithed View Post
    The codes we sent needed to be confirmed, but those codes were meant to require a confirmation, but if someone could send codes that could sneak out, that would be bad.
    Sounds terrible...
  • 11-22-2012, 10:17 AM
    Abel Fidato
    I agree
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