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post #1 of 21
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I changed my passwords for google and amazon (it was an Android phone, thankfully just this and not some insanely high end smartphone, no contract). I log in on my PC, everything is fine, that guy can't get in.

I told the campus police about it, and he said bring the box tomorrow, I called my provider, they suspended the account. Of course they have no way of tracking it, but oh well, they offer a replacement for cheap (or so their site says).

Anything else I should take as a precaution? Is there a site or something that can log you out of stuff (just in case I have anything logged in, or at least to kill the cookies on the phone?)

Damn I shouldn't have left my guard down, but whatever, what's done is done. Anything I should know or do? Thanks.
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post #2 of 21
just do as you said change any email accounts and android accounts any thing you logged into on that phone change the password.

It may seem really stupid changing a password you only logged into once but its better to spend 10 seconds changing it than hours trying to get your account back smile.gif

Lastly I hope the campus police get it back it might of been handed in as lost property and they want the box to prove its you smile.gif
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nah I reported it 20 minutes after it happened xD

But at least the phone won't be a some big profit for him, that model always in on sale for like $90 new no contract. The service is suspended, and the Google account is logged out on it now so all he can do is sell it.
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If it were me I would have tracked it with find my iphone and punched the guy who took it in the face.
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Sad to hear what happened man, this happened to me a few months back.
Since you changed all your passwords that is the only thing you can do for now so the thief can't get into anything important.

Next up, when you do get a new phone get some apps that can track the phone down.
I have "Plan B" installed on my phone pretty nice app, and get "Look-out" it can make back-ups and tracks your phone as well. They are worth paying for actually.

Hopefully the campus police will get it all situated.
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I think you have done everything you can do tongue.gif
    
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post #7 of 21
Not sure if it requires the activation of two factor authentication on your google account but on my account, which has the two factor authentication enabled, I can generate application specific passwords which I use in place of my normal passwords for stuff like my android phone, chrome sync, etc. Then if one of the devices with my google password saved on it goes missing it is simple as just deleting the application specific password from my google account.

Just a tip for the future smile.gif
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post #8 of 21
i deal with it by only buying cheap phones. There is a difference between a $30 and $300 phone, but if a $30 phone gets stolen or you break it, oh wells it was only $30.
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Don't much about Virgin Mobile, but I'd just be patient and see what happens.

Sucks even worse if you use a SIM card tongue.gif
 
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post #10 of 21
The best thing to do is change all passwords, try and ring the phone company your with and tell them that this happened so they temp cancel your account?
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