You will need
  • phone;
  • - access to the Internet.
First check that comes with the mobile phone. If there is not an original device, it is an occasion guard. Of course, there is a possibility that the phone was just found somewhere or the components are still lost, but this is unlikely. Besides, there are other ways to ensure that the proposed apparatus has left from the owner illegally.
Each phone has its own unique identification number IMEI, which the manufacturers are entered in the software of the mobile phone. It consists of 15 digits (for models Sony Ericsson - 17). You can find it on a box under the bar code on the sticker under the battery of the phone. Compare the number on the device number on the box. If they do not match, then it is likely that the product still is not legally acquired.
In a case where on the body the phone number is missing, send from your phone dialing *#06# and the screen to receive the IMEI of your mobile phone. To send such a request is possible even without inserting a SIM card.
To check whether the phone is stolen, you can at special sites, where base is lost or stolen IMEI number. Enter the unique identification number of your phone in the available window and click "Verify". If the screen says "our database does not contain any IMEI-numbers satisfying the search conditions" means the phone was not stolen. Otherwise to receive information about what date was the theft occurred and where.
To find out whether the stolen phone you hold in your hands, you can not surf the Internet. Use the service "Mobile search", the site "GSM-inform". Send a message to the number 4443: MIA blank IMEI. After some time, will come SMS with the information about listed telephone number in the database of the Ministry of internal Affairs or not. The cost of such services will depend on the tariff plan of your operator (about 5 rubles).
Upon receipt of information that a mobile phone was stolen, or at least the slightest suspicion of it, don't buy it. Otherwise, you can calculate law enforcement, and you have to return the device to its rightful owner. And the money spent for it, you are unlikely to return.