Does anybody knows if an IMEI database exist please ?
like i put my Fairphone IMEI and the DB answer “stolen”, “legit” or “unknown” ?
i didn’t find anything about this on the web, so i’m asking here;
it will be useful if it exists, and simple to build, less time-lost for the team and for customers, and great tool for do our things by ourselves
like when somebody want to buy a second-hand FP he just ask the database in a minute with the seller IMEI and immediately knows if he can buy the phone or just stop wasting time and get another offer;
i think it also can be useful for insurance
But then, the database has to be maintained, by requesting and checking documents. This means personnel in addition to the ones that are working on the IT infrastructure.
Who should do it and pay for it, if it’s not a FP thing.
And to keep such a database accurate would be even more work, as it would include getting back to the owners to check if the phone was retrieved etc.
And how do you make people file a report for a lost or stolen phone with the database?
While the idea really is great, I doubt, that it will be possible to achieve an improvement to the status quo right now.