Originally Posted by ckochinsky125
I also have bought used phones before but i always activate it the minute i get it from the person usually i do it in person i never do it any other way unless i get it from like ebay where i am protected anyway if they do that to get my money back
Exactly! If you buy on EBay, and especially if you pay with PayPal, you're protected in full against this kind of fraud. I've both bought and sold several phones on EBay and all have been great transactions.