STOLEN: Cell Phone....& Mr/Ms Thief...You got Plenty of Nuthin !

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams 414-525-0563 57026-90 Broker

 A turned back and ooops....David's I Phone thiefdisappeared....hmmm....Ah yes...Insurance it's a wonderful thing !  Calls made immediately. the phone is now locked, the information stored deleted and whoever thought they got a shiny new I Phone...got a techie paper weight !

There is nothing that they could do with it...and the converse of that...not much David could do witCell phonehout it !

Insurance is a wonderful thing and there would be no total loss...at least not monetarily...Ooooo the aggravation and frustration of losing what feels like your right arm.  It was comforting to know that no information could be stolen....no calls made to another planet...no impersonation of  a Realtor (doubting that would happen or be the motivation). Geared for a trip to T Mobile and a replacement we decided to try one more time with a call to the place where it "went missing'....to see if anyone had taken it to the lost and found. 

    Yaaaah ....the thief discovered that the techie paperweight

was indeed useless and did turn it in waiting for us to claim it.

   The moral to this story...always, always carry insurance on your Cell phone....the "right arm" you lose...may be your own ! 

   A public service announcement brought to you by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, Broker Associates, Keller Williams Realty.

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Rose Mary Justice
Elite Realty Group - Dandridge, TN
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I am happy you got it back.  I just hope it can be restored.  I cannot imagine losing all my info and clients numbers.  Our phone is our business.

Feb 19, 2017 05:10 AM #9
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Debbie Reynolds
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I am glad you got it back and know that feeling. I have lost mine a couple of times and find my phone helped. 

Feb 19, 2017 05:46 AM #10
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
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Good morning Sally and David. I'm glad the phone is back, but oh the aggravation.

Feb 19, 2017 06:01 AM #11
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Joan Cox
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Sally & David, goodness what a story, and glad they found it, and you did not need to utilize the insurance.

Feb 19, 2017 06:46 AM #12
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
AZuRE Team - Realty ONE Group - Scottsdale, AZ
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Oh man... that's frustrating. Good thing you moved fast enough to get it locked and it's content deleted. Have a back-up plan and moving into action paid off.

Feb 19, 2017 07:09 AM #13
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Hello Sally K & David L. Hansen, I lost mine or someone got it 4 years ago, I could not believe all the problem I had to replace it.  Now I back up my phone often.

 

Feb 19, 2017 07:21 AM #14
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I am glad you foud your cell phone. I do not know what I will do if I lose mine.

Feb 19, 2017 07:40 AM #15
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

So lucky that the thief didn't just toss it in the trash to be spiteful. So there was a tiny bit of goodness in them I guess. 

Glad to hear you got it back!

Feb 19, 2017 08:22 AM #16
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Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
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Hi Sally, so glad it worked out in the end... but certainly a pain when something like this happens. Great advice on the insurance.

Feb 19, 2017 08:32 AM #17
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I never have carried the ins on my phone, but I have a pool of money I put away that would have been used to by ins. on all kinds of products nad I seem to be way ahead.  Glad yours turned out ok.

Feb 19, 2017 08:48 AM #18
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Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
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Hi Sally, what a pain! I've been lax a few times then get reminded through stories like yours not to leave my phone anywhere anytime. Geez, now day's, taking my iPhone is like taking my whole office!

Feb 19, 2017 09:13 AM #19
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Hallmark Realtors - Clark, NJ
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We've never carried insurance on our phones. Your lesson is one we'll be talking about at dinner tonight.

Feb 19, 2017 01:27 PM #20
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Glad you were forward thinking enough to get the insurance & doubly glad that you got it back Sally. The thief got a handful of nothing!

Feb 19, 2017 03:28 PM #21
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
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Sally and David- that is so aggravating!  I'm glad you got it back and thank goodness for Find My Phone and the ability to wipe a phone clean. 

Feb 19, 2017 04:42 PM #22
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George Souto
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Sally and David that is not an experience I would want to go through.  I have the "Find iphone" App on my iPhone, so if some one does that and turns it on I can track it down.

Feb 19, 2017 05:56 PM #23
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Sally a hundred years ago when I was in Hungary and my father passed away... I had a similar situation... took two weeks to get my new Blackberry Phone the Hungarian Customs had it as a hostage until I paid some outrageous "import tax "on it... which the insurance reimbursed me for....so I know the pain...Endre

Feb 20, 2017 07:32 PM #24
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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I was at a lunch meeting, the investor i was with had his cell phine on the corner of the table. As we ate and talked, a woman walked by and then again, she grabbed his Iphone and walked off. I saw he swipe and asked him what was that, he looked down, phone gone. She headed through the crowded lounge to the side door. He tried to follow. I called the phone and headed right out front and around the side as she walked out phone in hand ringing. Gotcha. Then manager walks out and calls 911 Sally K. & David L. Hanson 

Feb 23, 2017 06:55 AM #25
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty & Management - Cody, WY
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Glad it worked out. Thanks for sharing this important information, Sally K. & David L. Hanson 

Mar 02, 2017 06:03 AM #26
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Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
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And a cautionary tale to back your stuff up into the cloud.  But that opens another can of worms relative to data security and hacking. 

Mar 20, 2017 03:02 PM #27
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Paul S. Henderson, CRS, REALTOR®,
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I'm so sorry David lost his iPhone to a unsavory character Sally K. & David L. Hanson

Mar 20, 2017 11:06 PM #28
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