Is there any value in a stolen cell phone ?

I heard on the news of a group of teenagers stealing  people's cell phones.

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  • 8 months ago

    Yes, if the thief can sell it.

  • 8 months ago

    Depends on who's hands the stolen phones get into. For Joe Blow, a stolen phone, is as good as a dead rock in a coma.

    To a fast thinking thief, they sell it to the first person who hands them the money they ask for, knowing that as soon as the phone gets reported stolen, it will stop working. 

    To the person recycling the gold, silver and other metals in the motherboard, one or two phones means nothing, but a truck load can be worth a lot. 

  • John
    Lv 6
    8 months ago

    There are rare earths in cell phones and China threatened to shut off rare earths. Krogers has a cell phone machine which pays cash.

  • 8 months ago

    Sure it is, if you happen to find anything confidential

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  • kelvin
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    not the phone it's the information on them

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