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    Recycle counterfeit Android phone

    3 years ago I was unfortunately a victim by purchasing a counterfeit Galaxy S8 phone on eBay. At the time, I was able to get my money back with eBay purchase insurance (??). However, I never disposed of the counterfeit handset. What should I do with it now?
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    Even the IMEI code is faked. It does not connect to a tower. Serial number is 0123456789ABCEDF

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    Does the wifi work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yleclerc View Post
    3 years ago I was unfortunately a victim by purchasing a counterfeit Galaxy S8 phone on eBay. At the time, I was able to get my money back with eBay purchase insurance (??). However, I never disposed of the counterfeit handset. What should I do with it now?
    Ebay is notorious for scammers. Glad to hear you got your money back! Cell phone scams are super easy to avoid. If its a major retailer or cellphone carrier you won’t have issues with the purchase. There are some legitimate sellers on ebay but a ton of scammers as well.

    If one understand distribution and supply chain, and goes through credible sources, one will get their purchase, in worst case situations you can get your money back if you prove your case successfully.

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    ebay is the one place we're there's scammers, I use to sell on Amazon I had over 23 buyers who were scammers

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    Quote Originally Posted by manofstill2012 View Post
    ebay is not the one place we're there's scammers I use to sell on Amazon I had over 23 buyers who were scammers

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    Yes, Amazon has private sellers place items as does Swappa and many other websites. These are vulnerable.

    New items are shipped constantly and loads of quality resellers including the carriers themselves sell products as well as certified refurbished items.

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    OP, you could sell it as a parts only-device and as long as you disclose that it is counterfeit, it should not have any negative impact on you. I have no idea what you could get by selling it that way.
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    you might try taking it to one of those phone recycle machines found in most walmarts and see what you can get out of it.

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