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Postby stillt » Mon, 02 Nov 2009 1:18 am

o Confused & Frustrated!!!
Shopping at Novena Square on the 31 Oct. 2009 (Sat.)...
Accidentally left my mobile (bought two weeks ago...) in the toilet. After came out from the ladies my mum called my friend said that my handphone lost.
Becoz the person who found my HP called my mum and promise to return my mobile. I was so... touched..., as the person passed her mobile no. to my mum. Immediately, i made a dial to my mobile no....it's off...
I tried to contact the person who called my mum, i got through the no. but no answer. Her mobile turned off too... when i called again.
I knew she changed her mind most probably or there was a third party when she discovered my HP so she made the call to my mum. Or just pretending... I used the mobile no. for 5yrs and all my contacts are in there. So I SMS the person said to reward if she can return my HP.
No reply... Still off... Voice mail... for my no. and hers....
I was depressed and reported to 999.
I glanced the person who entered the toilet cubical which I came out from in the toilet but could not confirm, policeman confirmed the two person from CCTV. A mother with a daughter...

Two hrs later…Police transcript done, all things done.

Investigator is tracking her mobile no. and my mobile ID... Hope there is a chance to reunion with my HP...
But it really makes me angry and confused!~~~

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Postby BooneC » Mon, 02 Nov 2009 1:39 pm

You couldn't get through for ONE day and you're thinking the worst of a stranger who called your mum and gave her number in an attempt to return a phone you carelessly left behind in a toilet.

Perhaps she is a very stupid thief but I'm inclined to think she's just trying to be helpful.

She may have turned off her phone while overseas, or for Sunday, or for any number of reasons.

If she is a good samaritian, she may now have the police visit her home or workplace or have to go down to the station for a statement, just for trying to be helpful.

The good news is that you are likely to get your phone back.

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Postby ksl » Mon, 02 Nov 2009 2:46 pm

There can be many reasons for the phone being off! Though the police will find it! I still think you did the right thing, so don't be confused, the quicker your phone is returned the better, though you should still reward the person, after all, they may have had a very good reason the phone was off. Only time will tell, they still have sufficient time to return the phone and it should have been on the priority list! Don't be confused, these things happen, and many people will always be tempted not to return an item.

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Postby stillt » Mon, 02 Nov 2009 3:33 pm

Thanks so much for the comfort... I really appreciated... :D

I have been calling my investigator, but still have not talked to him until now... Never receive reply from him also.

I think there must be a third party when she picked up my mobile phone...

Anyway, she denied now... :evil:

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Postby durain » Mon, 02 Nov 2009 6:08 pm

i am surprised the police got involved as no crime has been committed. even more surprised you fone 999! 999 is for emergency when life is in danger.

dont even go to the cctv bit. isnt that infringement of human rights and abuse of civil liberties?

personally, if a mobile fone is lost, it is a good as gone. report it to your telco to stop the line and transfer the line to a new sim.

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Postby x9200 » Mon, 02 Nov 2009 7:45 pm

durain wrote:i am surprised the police got involved as no crime has been committed. even more surprised you fone 999! 999 is for emergency when life is in danger.

dont even go to the cctv bit. isnt that infringement of human rights and abuse of civil liberties?

personally, if a mobile fone is lost, it is a good as gone. report it to your telco to stop the line and transfer the line to a new sim.


The police can get involved if there is only suspicion that crime might have been committed but agree, calling 999 is not the right thing to do.

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Postby stillt » Tue, 03 Nov 2009 9:56 am

durain wrote:i am surprised the police got involved as no crime has been committed. even more surprised you fone 999! 999 is for emergency when life is in danger.

dont even go to the cctv bit. isnt that infringement of human rights and abuse of civil liberties?

personally, if a mobile fone is lost, it is a good as gone. report it to your telco to stop the line and transfer the line to a new sim.




Police have classified this case as crime.
I do think u will let it go if u l know who is having ur hp after you missed it.

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Postby mansoar » Tue, 03 Nov 2009 2:47 pm

stillt wrote:
durain wrote:i am surprised the police got involved as no crime has been committed. even more surprised you fone 999! 999 is for emergency when life is in danger.

dont even go to the cctv bit. isnt that infringement of human rights and abuse of civil liberties?

personally, if a mobile fone is lost, it is a good as gone. report it to your telco to stop the line and transfer the line to a new sim.


Not only that this is morally wrong, its actually a crime, if you can prove that the phone is in her possession and she is using it. Its as good as theft. Unfortunately, i think too its pretty slim a chance for you to get the phone back.

I do agree that calling 999 is a bit over...should have just gone down to the police station instead. The right thing is to report immediately to both the police and the telco to prevent any unauthorized calls, which you may be made liable to pay. In any case, she left you a number to trace her back, at least now she can't sleep well knowing that the police are involved.

All the best though, hopefully she will change her mind.

cheers


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