What should I do about this potential iPhone screen repair scam?
September 18, 2013 1:33 PM Subscribe
I brought my shattered iPhone 4 to a screen repair place in a strip mall. This particular dude is only charging $55, which from what I understand would lead to pretty marginal profits. I left it with him for 45 minutes, and when I returned, my phone no longer turned on.
posted by tatiana wishbone to technology (14 answers total)
He apologized, told me it happens every few months and that he would give me $150 in exchange for the broken phone. I was pretty stunned and had to go back to work, so I left and told him I would be back this evening. Now I don't know what to do - I do have access to another phone so I won't have to shell out a lot for a new one; I don't want him to have access to photos/apps/everything on my phone; I do have a passcode on the phone.
Should I take it to a different repair place and see if they can get it working? Should I just take the $150? Is he going to fix my broke-ass iPhone and sell it on Craigslist? Should I even take that into consideration? Will he be able to access everything on my phone if he is able to get it working again, or will having to reset the passcode prevent that?