Bought an iPad on clist last nite for cheap -could it be stolen?

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  1. Rickee67

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    Hi I bought a used iPad and I was wondering if there could be any potential problems? It works perfectly and I was able to create my acct on it. It is a 9.7 Pro w256gb & cellular model. What should I check if anything?
     
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    Check the icloud settings to see if there is another Apple ID there. If there is, then you are SoL . If not ,then you are good to go. Also keep in mind , if it's too good to be true , it likely is,;possessiing stolen goods is illegal ; and buyer beware.
     
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    Did you set up the iPad from the welcome screen just like on a new iPad? If so, there's no other account associated with it. To be sure, though, go to this site and enter the details requested. It will tell you the activation lock status of your device. https://icloud.com/activationlock
    The best time to check this is, of course, before you hand over your money.
     
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    Yes I did set up the iPad from the welcome screen and it set up and updated without any problems. The seller has also contacted me AFTER I bought it and said that If there are any problems feel free to contact him and he will take care of it. So now I am wondering how do I find out if it has a clean ESN? it has an AT&T sim card installed.
     
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    I don't have an acct with AT&T, I have a Verizon phone. I also don't intend to activate the iPads cellular . I paid $650 for the pad w/ Apple pencil and all the boxes, so YES it does seem to be too good to be true?
     
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    There is no ESN for the iPad. ESN numbers are used on CDMA devices with no SIM card, like Verizon iPhones, which use the SIM card only for LTE cellular data services. You could check with AT&T to see if the IEMI number has been blacklisted. That's a sure sign that the iPad has been reported as lost or stolen.
     
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    OK so I went HERE and entered int the IMEI and it said "not blacklisted" & "activation status CLEAR". So I guess that I am in the clear?

    Heres pics of everything I got from the seller (including a handmade iPad case).

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    It looks like you're in the clear, so far. Just to be safe, keep checking that link I posted on a regular basis for the next few weeks, in case the blacklist status changes.
     

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