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Subject: Re: The Feds Can Now (Probably) Unlock Every iPhone Model In Existence
Date: Fri, 02 Mar 2018 18:14:24 -0500
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In article <wyleuwp5xa6o$.90v1b8hoxxtu$.dlg@40tude.net>, ultred
ragnusen<ultred@ragnusen.com> wrote:

> 
> > Fraud is deliberate deception to secure unfair or unlawful 
> > gain, or to deprive a victim of a legal right.
> 
> The readers will note that nospam has been told many times that fraud
> contains /multiple/ elements, /all/ of which must be present for it to be
> considered fraud.

altering an imei meets all of them.

> (1) A material representation was made; 

the altered imei.

> (2) the representation was false; 

the imei is not the original, therefore false.

> (3) the speaker knew it was false;

it was knowingly altered. 

> (4) the speaker intended the other party should act upon it; 

the other party being the cellular carrier.

> (5) the party acted in reliance on the representation; 

and they did, thinking you had a different phone than the one you
actually had.

> (6) the party thereby suffered injury.

providing service to which you are not entitled.

fraud.