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      11-13-2007, 07:35 AM   #1
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Phone insurance fraud (lost/stolen): can you still activate phone?

Here's the situation.
I have two older friends. One of my friends and I both have the Blackberry 8830 world edition phone... Anyway, my oldest friend decided she needed a smart phone, so my younger friend claimed "lost phone" through Asurion (Verizon). When my oldest friend went to verizon to activate it, they denied it, marking it as a stolen phone.

As questionable as it may be [and we're not talking about integrity here], my friends have claimed many phones in the past (all "lost"), and successfully sold them, etc ~ with no problems activating it.

My oldest friend said that she bought the phone through ebay, but was still denied activation. Is there a way around this? I mean, although it's marked as "stolen," if she "bought" the phone through "ebay," doesn't she still have the "right" to activate it?

It's worth noting that Verizon didn't "confiscate" the phone...
I'd much rather not dub my friend's "lost" phone as a crackberry and just throw it out.:sad0147:
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so ur upset because your insurance fraud didn't work out?

I don't know if u should post about this anymore man...
that's not very bright (nor is trying to fraud ur insurance)

why do u need to activate the phone??? just pop in a sim card and use it...
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so ur upset because your insurance fraud didn't work out?

I don't know if u should post about this anymore man...
that's not very bright (nor is trying to fraud ur insurance)

why do u need to activate the phone??? just pop in a sim card and use it...
my insurance fraud? you mean my friend

Anyway, Verizon phones don't use simcards... hence, they are marked as stolen, although it was claimed as lost...

Also, Asurion (phone insurance) knows that they operate in a market with definable moral hazard. They try to recoup their costs by issuing [a significant-majority of the time] refurbished phones as replacements; let alone the deductible to minimize moral hazard.

Anyway, any way around this?
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