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(BBC-US)   $590,000 worth of iPhones stolen from a moving truck. Apple has blocked the full dozen IMEI numbers   ( bbc.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, risky theft tactic, Crime, news outlet ED, spokesman Ed Kraszewski, Theft, iPhones, anti-slip mat, Romanian men  
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2017-07-31 05:30:42 PM  
Sounds like an old Banacek episode.
 
2017-07-31 05:45:27 PM  
$590,000.

what is that, like 10 new iPhones?
 
2017-07-31 06:32:57 PM  

calbert: $590,000.

what is that, like 10 new iPhones?


LOL 1-button mouse
 
2017-07-31 07:27:32 PM  

edmo: Sounds like an old Banacek episode.


"That's 'ban-a-chek'"
i.ytimg.com

/My lawn, get off it
 
2017-07-31 09:02:22 PM  
I stole a vanload of used iPod Shuffles and am posting this from prison so getting a kick.
 
2017-07-31 10:17:32 PM  
Don't worry, they're already obsolete.
 
2017-07-31 10:18:49 PM  
Those dudes must be fast.  Usually they wait until the truck is parked.
 
2017-07-31 10:25:41 PM  

Billy Liar: Those dudes must be fast.  Usually they wait until the truck is parked.


I thought your comment was funny, but now I've read TFA I realized the headline isn't misleading.  They did actually break into the truck whilst it was moving!
 
2017-07-31 10:28:18 PM  
That's a pretty ballsy theft.
 
2017-07-31 10:29:58 PM  
That's like, 12 trips to the doctor.
 
2017-07-31 10:33:18 PM  

Billy Liar: Those dudes must be fast.  Usually they wait until the truck is parked.


They were fast AND furious
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2017-07-31 10:37:19 PM  
Thanks subby; last week's news.

\ pHast & pHurious pHelony
 
2017-07-31 10:45:18 PM  
For those Farkers that don't know there exists an International registry for stolen IMEI numbers.  Once you add a phone's IMEI number to that registry it can never be activated on any mobile network.

Always know the IMEIs of your enemy.  What you do with those IMEIs is your business, I don't want to know.

But always know the IMEIs of your adversaries. It may save your life.
 
2017-07-31 10:46:27 PM  

calbert: $590,000.

what is that, like 10 new iPhones?


Did you just make the same joke that subby did in TFH?

Or did an admin change TFH to make the joke after you posted?
 
2017-07-31 10:49:08 PM  

lindseyp: Billy Liar: Those dudes must be fast.  Usually they wait until the truck is parked.

I thought your comment was funny, but now I've read TFA I realized the headline isn't misleading.  They did actually break into the truck whilst it was moving!


The Fast and the Furious is REAL?!

TFA says the first occurrence was 2008.  Clearly a case of life imitating art.
 
2017-07-31 10:49:11 PM  
Clarification: The truck was not moving when the phones were stolen. That's when they realized it.
 
2017-07-31 10:57:03 PM  
How does one profit from this these days? Aren't stolen phones immediately blocked? Are they just profiting by selling to unsuspecting consumers who are unaware that the phone from Craigslist might be a paperweight?
 
2017-07-31 11:02:56 PM  

GDubDub: lindseyp: Billy Liar: Those dudes must be fast.  Usually they wait until the truck is parked.

I thought your comment was funny, but now I've read TFA I realized the headline isn't misleading.  They did actually break into the truck whilst it was moving!

The Fast and the Furious is REAL?!

TFA says the first occurrence was 2008.  Clearly a case of life imitating art.


How is that clear? Please explain
 
2017-07-31 11:07:27 PM  
The headline is funny because iPhones are expensive!
 
2017-07-31 11:16:27 PM  
Must be the street value.
 
2017-07-31 11:21:07 PM  

Blackbird: Must be the street value.


Apple's always keepin' it street, f'real yo
 
2017-08-01 12:22:20 AM  

dukeblue219: How does one profit from this these days? Aren't stolen phones immediately blocked? Are they just profiting by selling to unsuspecting consumers who are unaware that the phone from Craigslist might be a paperweight?


They tend to sell them to people who won't check them for a while. With enough phones, you can pay someone to change their IMEI. Or you can import the whole lot into a country where you can get them removed from the stolen blacklist.
 
2017-08-01 12:33:51 AM  

chitownmike: GDubDub: lindseyp: Billy Liar: Those dudes must be fast.  Usually they wait until the truck is parked.

I thought your comment was funny, but now I've read TFA I realized the headline isn't misleading.  They did actually break into the truck whilst it was moving!

The Fast and the Furious is REAL?!

TFA says the first occurrence was 2008.  Clearly a case of life imitating art.

How is that clear? Please explain


Wasn't it the first F&F that they robbed trucks while on the move?  Maybe they just attacked the truck then, but stopped to load off cargo.

I'm sure I've seen a movie where the truck was robbed on the move, and the driver had no clue till he went to unload.
 
2017-08-01 12:40:11 AM  

dukeblue219: How does one profit from this these days? Aren't stolen phones immediately blocked? Are they just profiting by selling to unsuspecting consumers who are unaware that the phone from Craigslist might be a paperweight?


Yes.

/although parts from the iPhone would be worthing something as well but its just easier to pawn it off on an idiot
 
2017-08-01 12:48:26 AM  

edmo: Sounds like an old Banacek episode.


OMG are you old.
 
2017-08-01 12:54:00 AM  

gingerjet: dukeblue219: How does one profit from this these days? Aren't stolen phones immediately blocked? Are they just profiting by selling to unsuspecting consumers who are unaware that the phone from Craigslist might be a paperweight?

Yes.

/although parts from the iPhone would be worthing something as well but its just easier to pawn it off on an idiot


I guess they have something set up in advance...either way it's all profit.

Due to the kill switch, "Apple Picking" -- grabbing an iPhone out of someone's hand, has declined by a third.

Now it's expensive cameras, especially the professional video equipment news teams use.
 
2017-08-01 12:59:50 AM  
frinkiac.com
 
2017-08-01 01:13:34 AM  

Court Dude: For those Farkers that don't know there exists an International registry for stolen IMEI numbers.  Once you add a phone's IMEI number to that registry it can never be activated on any mobile network.

Always know the IMEIs of your enemy.  What you do with those IMEIs is your business, I don't want to know.

But always know the IMEIs of your adversaries. It may save your life.


biatch plz.  Those phones are going to either given new, fraudulent numbers or disassembled for parts.
 
2017-08-01 01:28:38 AM  
Hey every body, cheep phones near the Slawson cutoff.

Sent from my  stolen Iphone
 
2017-08-01 01:38:47 AM  

dukeblue219: How does one profit from this these days? Aren't stolen phones immediately blocked? Are they just profiting by selling to unsuspecting consumers who are unaware that the phone from Craigslist might be a paperweight?


Yup. Not a week went went by that I didn't get a call from someone who bought a Craigslist special and angry that we couldn't remove the Activation Lock.
 
2017-08-01 01:43:50 AM  
Gelderland you say?cdn.hexjam.com
 
2017-08-01 01:45:00 AM  
 I hang/lurk at XDA, but a lot of you Farkers are smarter than you look/smell. Do you have real-world ex poo ezperience with
 
2017-08-01 01:48:42 AM  

dickfreckle: I hang/lurk at XDA, but a lot of you Farkers are smarter than you look/smell. Do you have real-world ex poo ezperience with


 Sigh. Do you have experience with Android's many versions of IOs' find your phone sorta thingies? I've fine Lost Android forever but haven't actually used it.

 /at least Nougat requires my fingerprint to power off, buying time
 
2017-08-01 01:51:34 AM  
 That's enough mobile for the night. Suuure, you don't drink on Mondays.

/desktop version would also be embarrassing but for different reasons, somehow
 
2017-08-01 06:38:14 AM  

viscountalpha: Court Dude: For those Farkers that don't know there exists an International registry for stolen IMEI numbers.  Once you add a phone's IMEI number to that registry it can never be activated on any mobile network.

Always know the IMEIs of your enemy.  What you do with those IMEIs is your business, I don't want to know.

But always know the IMEIs of your adversaries. It may save your life.

biatch plz.  Those phones are going to either given new, fraudulent numbers or disassembled for parts.


I didn't realize an IMEI could be changed. I would think they could use some sort of one time programmable tech like an efuse to burn it into the hardware.
 
2017-08-01 08:20:48 AM  

dickfreckle: /at least Nougat requires my fingerprint to power off, buying time


And by "time" you mean the 8 seconds I have to hold the power button down too hard power it?
 
2017-08-01 08:25:49 AM  

GDubDub: calbert: $590,000.

what is that, like 10 new iPhones?

Did you just make the same joke that subby did in TFH?

Or did an admin change TFH to make the joke after you posted?


I am subby & the original headline I submitted read ".....Apple has blocked both IMEI numbers."
So it has been tweaked.
 
2017-08-01 08:29:46 AM  

Billy Liar: Those dudes must be fast.  Usually they wait until the truck is parked.


If they wait until the truck gets to its destination, the phones will already be obsolete...
 
2017-08-01 08:37:15 AM  

Billy Liar: Those dudes must be fast.  Usually they wait until the truck is parked.


They tend not to park up for very long when hauling high value goods.
The manufacturer will usually ask for a driver team so that the vehicle is almost always on the move & there's a reduced risk of a rogue driver colluding with robbers.
The trucks are also fitted with sensors that record all instances of stopping including for how long & where.
That information is used in the event of thefts to investigate.
 
2017-08-01 12:20:56 PM  
If something can be stolen, Romanian gypsies will find a way to steal it. Just two weeks ago in Dublin one was caught sticking two guitars up her dress. http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/pregnant-mum-helped-steal​-​guitars-worth-6k-by-hiding-them-up-her-skirt-35937342.html
 
2017-08-01 03:48:01 PM  

dukeblue219: How does one profit from this these days? Aren't stolen phones immediately blocked? Are they just profiting by selling to unsuspecting consumers who are unaware that the phone from Craigslist might be a paperweight?


They "steal" an old iphone or ipad IMEI that's been offline for a long time and reprogram the stolen phone or whatever with it.
 
2017-08-01 03:50:06 PM  

dukeblue219: viscountalpha: Court Dude: For those Farkers that don't know there exists an International registry for stolen IMEI numbers.  Once you add a phone's IMEI number to that registry it can never be activated on any mobile network.

Always know the IMEIs of your enemy.  What you do with those IMEIs is your business, I don't want to know.

But always know the IMEIs of your adversaries. It may save your life.

biatch plz.  Those phones are going to either given new, fraudulent numbers or disassembled for parts.

I didn't realize an IMEI could be changed. I would think they could use some sort of one time programmable tech like an efuse to burn it into the hardware.


you really think the chinese who built the damn phone don't know what chip to replace or how to reprogram it? LOL.
 
2017-08-01 06:36:02 PM  

dukeblue219: viscountalpha: Court Dude: For those Farkers that don't know there exists an International registry for stolen IMEI numbers.  Once you add a phone's IMEI number to that registry it can never be activated on any mobile network.

Always know the IMEIs of your enemy.  What you do with those IMEIs is your business, I don't want to know.

But always know the IMEIs of your adversaries. It may save your life.

biatch plz.  Those phones are going to either given new, fraudulent numbers or disassembled for parts.

I didn't realize an IMEI could be changed. I would think they could use some sort of one time programmable tech like an efuse to burn it into the hardware.


I looked this up.  It can be changed,  but it is illegal to do so in many countries.

So much for a having a working stolen device registry.
 
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