Every iPhone Owner Is Urged To Check Hidden Codes In Serial Number – Have You Been Scammed?

IPHONE owners are urged to check their serial numbers – this can reveal if you have been scammed.

The secret codes on your iPhone serial number are easy to identify if you know how, explaining, for example, whether you were sold a new or refurbished phone.

This TikTok lifehack guru has a tip that might prevent you from getting scammed on an iPhone purchase

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This TikTok lifehack guru has a tip that might prevent you from getting scammed on an iPhone purchasePhoto Credit: TikTok/kaansanity
The TikToker revealed what your iPhone model number says about your device

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The TikToker revealed what your iPhone model number says about your devicePhoto Credit: TikTok/kaansanity

life hack tick tock Creator @kaansanity Posted the video that’s almost a million likes.

He said: “Check this out before you get a new iPhone.

“Open Settings and click About.”

You can find info under General in the Settings menu.

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The TikTok star continued, “And then look at the beginning of the model number.

“When it starts with M, that stands for ‘New’ and F stands for ‘Refurbished’.”

The video also shows on screen that the letter P stands for Personalized and the letter N stands for Replacement.

Creator @kaansanity continued, “The letters at the end tell you where the phone should be sold.

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“Share this with your friends so you don’t get scammed.”

By scammed, he means that you might want to check the serial number on an iPhone you’re about to buy or have just bought, to verify that the seller has been honest about whether it’s new and where it came from.

You may encounter problems if you buy an Apple iPhone from a country where you are not a resident.

Although iPhones are considered world phones, there are issues with your warranty and you may need to have the iPhone unlocked to use it properly.

For example, FaceTime on iPhones is banned in the United Arab Emirates.

The TikTok video reveals a few letters indicating where the iPhone should be sold.

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Look at the letters before the / symbol in your model number.

The letters LL stand for USA and the letter B for Great Britain and Ireland.

The last letters of your model number reveal where the device should be sold

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The last letters of your model number reveal where the device should be soldPhoto Credit: TikTok/kaansanity

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