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iPhone Blacklist Check: Find if your iPhone is Clean, Lost or Stolen

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Definition:
The iPhone Blacklist Check is a service that can identify if an IMEI Number has been reported as Lost, Stolen or Fraud to a Mobile Network. This service will check all Carriers Worldwide, their Blacklist databases and the GSMA database. Knowing the Blacklist status of a device before purchasing it, can save you tons of money.

Due to the increase of iPhone theft something needed to happen to prevent this; hence the Blacklist was created. Mobile Networks were able to add the IMEI number of an iPhone to their Blacklist and deny access to their network.

There is a way to remove an IMEI number from a Blacklist: The service is called IMEI Unbar/Unblacklist Eligibility Check. that can find all avialable unblacklist service specifically for your iPhone.


IMEI Blacklist Check Report

Let’s dive into an iPhone Blacklist Check

In general, there are many companies that offer IMEI Blacklist Check services. You might also heard them as Lost iPhone status, Stolen iPhone status, Fraud iPhones status or GSMA iPhone status. Those are different names for the same service. So, let us show you:
  1. How an iPhone Blacklist Check report looks like
  2. How to properly “translate” it and understand it
  3. What are the Blacklist results that should trigger your alarm

How an iPhone Blacklist Check Report looks like

Normally, most companies have the same Blacklist Status report format, since all of them receive reports from the GSMA databases (Paid Access). There are a few variations, but it depends on what IMEI number has been checked, from which network it got blacklisted and its actual Blacklist status. Do not worry though, the “Blacklist status” is easy to locate. It would be good though to be able to “read” the whole report; after all you paid for it! The Blacklist status has 4 values:
  • CLEAN (Was not found inside a Carrier’s Blacklist)
  • LOST (Is reported as LOST by a Carrier)
  • STOLEN (Is reported as LOST by a Carrier)
  • FRAUD (Is reported as FRAUD by a Carrier)

Check below some real Blacklist status reports:

How to properly “translate” an iPhone Blacklist Check report

Even though the reports are self explanatory, there are a few things you need to pay attention to. The ideal IMEI Blacklist status report should have the value “CLEAN”, since this means that it is not reported as Lost, Stolen or Fraud.


CLEAN Blacklist Status:
IMEI Blacklist Check CLEAN This means that this IMEI number is not reported as LOST, STOLEN or FRAUD. This is the value you should look for!


Lost Blacklist Status:
IMEI Blacklist Check LOST This means that this IMEI number is reported as Lost by a Mobile Network. When an IMEI number is LOST, it will also state which network Blacklisted it, from which Country this Carrier is and when the Blacklist was applied.


Stolen Blacklist Status:
IMEI Blacklist Check STOLEN This means that this IMEI number is reported as Stolen by a Mobile Network. When an IMEI number is STOLEN, it will also state which network Blacklisted it, from which Country this Carrier is and when the Blacklist was applied.


Fraud Blacklist Status:
IMEI Blacklist Check FRAUD This means that this IMEI number is reported as FRAUD by a Mobile Network. When an IMEI number is FRAUD, it will also state which network Blacklisted it, from which Country this Carrier is and when the Blacklist was applied. How to read an IMEI Blacklist Check report

Dangerous IMEI Blacklist Check ResultsDangerous iPhone Blacklist Check results

It goes without saying that anything else than a CLEAN result is dangerous.

You do not want to purchase an iPhone that has been reported as LOST, STOLEN or FRAUD, since not only you will have issues operating it, but you might have issues with the law!

A Blacklisted iPhone means that it cannot operate with a specific network and inside the whole country that it got Blacklisted. Avoid purchasing an iPhone that has any of the Lost, Stolen or Fraud values.

  • LOST / STOLEN / FRAUD – DANGEROUS Blacklist Values

 

Conclusion on iPhone Blacklist Check & Blacklisted iPhones

As with all products, it is very crucial to avoid purchasing one that it is Lost, Stolen or acquired through Fraud activities.

The same goes with iPhones, so it is very important to perform an IMEI Blacklist Check BEFORE buying one.

Apart from the fact that you might get in trouble by buying a Blacklisted iPhone, you will certainly have problems using it with a large number of Carriers.

In case you purchased a Blacklisted iPhone, there are still some solutions:

If you do not know the Blacklist Carrier, then proceed with an IMEI iPhone Blacklist Status Check to find out and learn if you can Unblacklist it.

If you know which network blacklisted your iPhone, then the iPhone IMEI Unblacklist Eligibility check will tell you if an unblacklist service is available and redirect you to it.