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Is it safe to share a phone's MEID with someone else?
April 24, 2010 10:33 PM   Subscribe

I'm selling a cell phone on eBay. Someone just emailed me asking for the MEID so they can check it against the service provider. Is it safe for me to divulge this information, and would it be ok to post it in the actual listing?
posted by Ziggy Zaga to Technology (2 answers total)
 
There's a possibility the MEID can be spoofed. If it were my listing, I would not post it in the listing or share with a buyer. Their trust issues are their own (and understandably people will have doubts about an eBay listing) and there are enough buyers in the sea to not worry about it.
posted by Burhanistan at 10:42 PM on April 24, 2010


I wouldn't post it in the listing, but I wouldn't hesitate providing the MEID/ESN to a buyer. Most buyers will want to check if the phone if the phone is flagged as lost or stolen.
posted by wongcorgi at 12:24 AM on April 25, 2010 [1 favorite]


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