• Hi Guest: Welcome to TRIBE, the online home of TRIBE MAGAZINE. If you'd like to post here, or reply to existing posts on TRIBE, you first have to register. Join us!

Buying a used smartphone? Here's how to check if it is stolen.


Staff member
To help protect Canadians when purchasing a wireless device from a private source, the ProtectYourData Web site now features a convenient tool that allows Canadian consumers to simply enter the IMEI number of a wireless device to find out immediately if that device has been blacklisted in Canada.

If the IMEI number has been blacklisted, that device will not be able to be used on any participating Canadian network. The consumer look-up feature, the first of its kind in the world that utilizes the GSMA IMEI Database, will include blacklisted devices that have been reported as lost or stolen as of September 30, 2013 and beyond.

Here is the site to go to:
Check the Status of Your Device in Canada | Protect Your Data. Protect Yourself.
Alex D. from TRIBE on Utility Room