Fraud? Seller says shop can unlock Fairphone 2

Hello,

some second-hand-sellers offer Fairphone 2 but explain that it has to be unlocked first - something you should be able to have done in a mobile phone store, they claim.

Sounds unlikely to me - but maybe someone can help.

Thank you very much.

René

Fairphones are not locked. So either they don’t have any idea about the Fairphone or mean something else.

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So you reckon they have simply no Sim Code?

But how likely is it that a mobile phone store might reset the whole thing?

Ask them for the IMEI numbers, a Fairphone 2 has 2 IMEI numbers.
I can check for you if it the IMEI numbers belong to a Fairphone.
(The Fairphone has 2 sim and each sim has its own IMEI number.)

Let them tell how they bought it, from Fairphone direct of a reseller (which one).
Then it easy to check with the resellers if the phone is locked and what it will cost to unlock it.

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Sounds fishy, yes. Only yesterday we were made aware in our FB group that someone was trying to sell an FP2 in Berlin via ebay small ads with a similar claim. Follow Lidwien’s advice or ask Fairphone Support (who keep a list of FP2s reported as lost or stolen) if you get an IMEI from the seller, but I would expect that you will never get an IMEI from the seller.

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It IS Berlin, thanks a lot

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