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Fully agree with this. The IMEI is just like the Vin number on your car so its not good to give it out with a blind eye. Originally Posted by tavenger5 In short - YES. Depending on how you're giving your IMEI number out, it is bad. Your IMEI number is your phones identification number. It is specific to your phone. It's kind of like your phones social security number. In the wrong hands, someone could steal your phones identity, leaving you with a large phone bill to pay.
Picture this scenario: You post your IMEI number on a website looking for an unlock code. Several months go by and you get a phone bill for $3,000 and details of calls that you've never made. Someone has cloned your phone and has been using your account, unknowingly to you. Phone cloning is illegal, but that doesn't mean it can't be done.
Another less serious scenario: Someone (possibly someone that knows and has something against you) reports your phone lost or stolen posing as the finder of the phone, and you are then unable to use your phone until you call your provider and explain.
So, mind what you do with any information on the internet. There is always someone out there that could use it against you.
Man you have no idea how you helped me and make me understand not give it to anyone even someone said he I just want it to see if everything clear I was seeing my phone and I don't even know what this tell the one who wants my phone send me message asked me to give him the imei I said I want to Google it first see if it's fine I played smart on him Im so glad I went to this website and I saw what you wright thank you very much
I think no, take my IMEI number and i want to know what will you do with it.
Originally Posted by sim-unlock.net 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.
BR 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...
Yeah you are right . Leaking out IMEI number is very dangerous so be carefull every one thanks !
ohh thanks for your information .....it is really useful....
than you for this information.this is very helpful of you.i will keep in mind of these.
No doubt it's dangerous to give or share your IMEI no. You shouldn't share it.
of course not
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