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Registered: ‎11-07-2012
My Device: Blackberry Curve 8900
My Carrier: O2

BB was stolen... but BB PIN still in use?

I got my phone stolen in April and the next day phoned O2 to get my phone blocked. I used the Blackberry Protect App to lock and wipe the device after trying to locate it multiple times via GPS.
After accepting that it was gone, I bought a new blackberry. 6 months later (yesterday), out of curiosity I decided to add my old BB pin to my new BBM. To my surprise, immediately I received an accepted response from this PIN. I sent a few messages and found out that the person who is now using my BB pin lives in the same area as where it was stolen.

I phoned O2 to check the status of the use of my stolen BB, but was told that it had been inactive since the day it was blocked. Can BBM pins are recycled once the phone has been rendered inactive, or is there any possibility that this is indeed my stolen phone being used?

Any advice would be much appreciated

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Re: BB was stolen... but BB PIN still in use?

No, PINS are not recycled.

 

It's more likely that O2 never blacklisted it.

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Registered: ‎11-07-2012
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Re: BB was stolen... but BB PIN still in use?

Thanks for your reply.

Do O2 need to blacklist the BB PIN as well as the actual IMEI number of the handset? Because surely they would go hand in hand..?
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Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: Passport • Z30 • Z10 • Torch9850 • Playbook
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Re: BB was stolen... but BB PIN still in use?

It is sorta like being pregnant, you either are or are not.

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1. If any post helps you please click the Like Button below the post(s) that helped you.
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Registered: ‎11-07-2012
My Device: Blackberry Curve 8900
My Carrier: O2

Re: BB was stolen... but BB PIN still in use?

Brilliant