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Re: Stolen PS3 -- Canada

Jul 9, 2013

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Teus wrote:
Yea but it is still illegal to have stolen property.. As for the op.. Call Sony, they may be able to remedy the situation now that the ps3 seems to be in use by someone


True it is illegal to buy stolen goods. But that is the problem with pawn shops. Often the crime is not traced or reported and the pawn shop will not have known they have stolen property. Which brings us to a pawn shop customer. Would he still be doing something illegal if neither he nor the pawn shop owner know it's stolen?


Not sure if it is illegal, but he does know that the account is not his

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Re: Stolen PS3 -- Canada

Jul 9, 2013

And he/she probably doesn't care. Which is why the first thing you should do is change the password.

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Re: Stolen PS3 -- Canada

Jul 9, 2013
Buy a new ps3. Change your password, and max out that credit card!!!!

J/k. I would re-report it. If the person with the system is using some sort of fraud to get the funds into your account.....ie stolen credit card to purchase gift cards, it may be traced to you. As your info is attached to the account.
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Re: Stolen PS3 -- Canada

Jul 9, 2013
Even if the original theft is not using the console. The current person is still illegally purchasing items on a bank acct thats not is. Plus its a stolen item! Double whammy
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Re: Stolen PS3 -- Canada

Jul 9, 2013

Should have changed your password and deactivated the system.

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Re: Stolen PS3 -- Canada

Jul 9, 2013
Actually judging by the original poster. It mentioned a prepaid card.. So it would suggest the user used a prepaid card that he acquired from a store
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Re: Stolen PS3 -- Canada

Jul 9, 2013

Teus wrote:
Actually judging by the original poster. It mentioned a prepaid card.. So it would suggest the user used a prepaid card that he acquired from a store

Yes.. I clearly stated that.

This matter is closed guys. Thanks for the help.

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Re: Stolen PS3 -- Canada

Jul 9, 2013

I'm not sure about laws in Canada, but I work for the police dept here in TX, and possession of stolen property is illegal. What you should do is report this matter to non emergency police and they should get you a detective to investigate. It doesn't hurt to try and that's how stolen items are taken care of down here



Got my Vita for $50. Woot.
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Re: Stolen PS3 -- Canada

Jul 10, 2013
Now all you need to do is call sony, they will help with the police report and you can get you`re system back, even if its not the same guy that stole it.

They snooze they lose. Stolen property and buying stolen property (Even without knowing), is illegal.
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Re: Stolen PS3 -- Canada

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Artfuldead wrote:

I'm not sure about laws in Canada, but I work for the police dept here in TX, and possession of stolen property is illegal. What you should do is report this matter to non emergency police and they should get you a detective to investigate. It doesn't hurt to try and that's how stolen items are taken care of down here


But what would the statute of limitations be on something like that? OP said it happend a couple of years back. 

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