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Phones are returned very rarely. Mine accidentally slipped or of my pocket while sitting in a chair at the mall. I was in the car driving home before realizing it was gone. Thankfully someone found it and called one of my friends that I was with at the moment. I went back and picked it up. Best day of my life, totally thought I just lost a bunch of money.

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post #12 of 16
50%.

That's impressive.

I'd expect it to be in the low 20's.
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I would return it. Nothing on there is my business. No one will believe me but I've returned about 6 phones I've found. I just go to contacts and start running through them trying to find someone close to them and call them. 6 times it has worked and I have never looked trhoug anything else. If I found one I couldn't get into to return it I'd take it to the store and go from there.

I'm not perfect and no one is. I've lost stuff before and wanted it back. So why put someone through unnecessary suffering?
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I probably would have called to return the phone immediately and I will admit look through photos to see exactly who it was and if it was modded, to see what kind of mods it had, or if it was a newer phone go through the newer apps and settings etc. I'm not dumb enough to try stealing banking info or anything though.

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Hmm, i guess the type to pick up random phones off the street are also the type to read peoples data on said random phone.
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Wow I am glad I just changed my PIN to something really long and hard to guess. On top of that I encrypted my storage (internal and external) and enabled remote locking. They might be able to wipe and sell it, but hey my information stays safe! I don't think this will ever happen, but now I am secure.
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