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Singapore Police Force - Handphone IMEI Enquiry ColdFusion Dec 27th, 08, 10:52 PM #1
https://www.psi.gov.sg/NASApp/tmf/TM...ue&Reload=true


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The increase in handphone-related crimes over the years is an area of concern which needs to be tackled robustly. Handphones have become primary targets for robbers, cheats and snatch thieves. One way to curb this problem is by implementing a screening system that will enable identification of stolen handphones, using each handphone's unique 15 or 17 digit International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number. To retrieve the IMEI number of your handphone, key *#06# on your handphone keypad.

This system, the Handphone IMEI Tracing System (HITS), holds a database of IMEI numbers of handphones that have been reported stolen. It allows the members of public to verify if the handphone they intend to purchase has been reported stolen.



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SYY Dec 27th, 08, 11:08 PM #2
some IMEI numbers are printed on da handphone boxes itself and mayb in da documents inside..
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concept|infinit Dec 27th, 08, 11:18 PM #3
I lost my N95 8GB a month ago First phone I lost

I reported my IMEI number to the Police. Felt weird making a Police report for myself lol

Anyway, the cops will only be alerted if someone tries to sell your reported-stolen phone. So if the person just keeps the phone, no one will ever know

Thanks for providing that link though, I didnt know you can do a real-time check on your IMEI number's status.


Yeap, IMEI number can also be found on the box your phone came in, its on
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TheHypez Dec 28th, 08, 03:39 PM #4
just curious, is the buyer of the stolen phone liable to anything?
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Unclemun Dec 28th, 08, 04:24 PM #5
Yes. Possible defence is ignorance since so many phones have been lost/stolen.

Always good to check before buying. Ask for the original box with matching IMEI to be on the safe side.
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Ev0lutionz Dec 28th, 08, 04:27 PM #6
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Yes. Possible defence is ignorance since so many phones have been lost/stolen.

Always good to check before buying. Ask for the original box with matching IMEI to be on the safe side.
How to check? Only go home then can check mah haha.
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jinyuan Dec 28th, 08, 04:57 PM #7
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How to check? Only go home then can check mah haha.
true also..
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port23 Dec 28th, 08, 06:39 PM #8
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They should link up with the Telcos and make good use of the information.
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sabe Dec 28th, 08, 06:44 PM #9
But the Telcos have said time and again that they will not help track IMEI numbers for lost phones.

Its really just a giant conspiracy to make you buy more phones. No, really!
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dragonhole Dec 28th, 08, 11:11 PM #10
sorry to say, there is a fatal loophole to this system.

for those sellers exporting or smuggling to indo/msia, this system is as good as dead. From what i know, our neighbouring countries fone are quite ex, whereas sg is cheap due to telcom discounts.
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concept|infinit Dec 29th, 08, 12:47 AM #11
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But the Telcos have said time and again that they will not help track IMEI numbers for lost phones.

Its really just a giant conspiracy to make you buy more phones. No, really!
Now that you say it, it makes sense.. Bastards!
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Mobile_Crazy Dec 29th, 08, 02:03 AM #12
FYI: Tracking of lost handphones


more links there....

the link was posted more than a year ago already..
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Mobile_Crazy Dec 29th, 08, 02:07 AM #13
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sorry to say, there is a fatal loophole to this system.

for those sellers exporting or smuggling to indo/msia, this system is as good as dead. From what i know, our neighbouring countries fone are quite ex, whereas sg is cheap due to telcom discounts.
true.. the system is there for show only....

just go and take a look in Sungei Road. All the stolen phones are there...

even let's say that i found a phone and i can easily sell to an mobile shop, where that shop would sell to another person...





won't caught in the process unless u give them your details and maybe take a long time to find you since nobody checks the imei in the system..

also many people don't complain that the phone is lost...

i dare say this system is just for show only.
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cyberdog Dec 29th, 08, 10:57 AM #14
Ya I used the police website to report my IMEI when I last lost my phone. But I doubt it helped at all. Unless the whole world follows the system, this is just futile.
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concept|infinit Dec 29th, 08, 09:31 PM #15
Its like Sabe mentioned, the Telephone companies have to cooperate to over tracking of phones.

The police cant possibly go around the whole island trying to find your phone and second hand dealers may not check the IMEI number.

So as long as the Telcos dont want to allow tracking, its not going to work
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