Phone Scoop

printed November 25, 2015
See this page online at:

Home  ›  News  ›

New York Takes Another Step to Curb Phone Theft

Article Comments  

all discussions

Stupid, stupid, stupid


Oct 18, 2013, 1:23 PM
While the bill's sponsor may have good intentions, this is an incredibly stupid idea. First, how is someone supposed to prove they're the legitimate owner of a phone? Show a receipt? Does anyone keep the receipt for their phone? Of course they don't.

Second, this won't deter anything. Unscrupulous businesses that still want to sell phones will simply do it out of the back room, and criminals will just sell the phones on the street or to a business that doesn't care about getting some kind of proof. Or middlemen will emerge who buy up stolen phones and ship them to a state with no such requirements.
T Bone

Oct 18, 2013, 2:12 PM
It's also redundant because it is already illegal to buy stolen property.

This forum is closed.

Please log in to report a message to the moderator.

This forum is closed.

all discussions

Subscribe to Phone Scoop News with RSS Follow @phonescoop on Twitter Phone Scoop on Facebook Subscribe to Phone Scoop on YouTube Follow on Instagram


All content Copyright 2001-2015 Phone Factor, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Content on this site may not be copied or republished without formal permission.