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The websites owner got caught using fake IMEI labels to fool the buyers that he sell proper and working stealth phones, and because of that he removed the pictures off his websites. That was too late, we have recorded him as scammer and all proofs are posted below and will remain available on our website, for anyone who wants to know the truth about this particular scammer.
We've proceeded further, in order to identify the phone model, by correlating IMEI that appears on the label. By parsing the IMEI code on a online IMEI analysing tool (www.imei.info), we've got this result:
A genuine Samsung G600 back label looks like this:
We did not stop there and asked an Samsung official about this label (IMEI and S/N). Here is his response: samsung_reply.pdf Download File
416 Maetan3-Dong Yeongtong-gu, Suwon city, Gyeonggi-Do, Korea 442-742
Date: Jan12, 2015
RE: Request of Information for IMEI 355683044004277
To: Mr. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
The IMEI 355683044004277 belongs to an Samsung SGH-G600 that was produced by Samsung Electronics in 2007.
The serial number R1VPANTITAP is wrong an is not specific to Samsung S/N. Serial numbers used for Samsung G600 and Samsung G608 series are having 11 (eleven) digit, a sequence of letters and numbers but not only letters.
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SEOUNG HO PARK
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO.,LTD.
Moreover, this scammer is trying to convince the website visitors and potential buyers that Samsung Electronics has built the "stealth phone" that he sell. Nothing could be more wrong: Samsung has never built stealth phones but only regular cellular phones.
The real IMEI change stealth phones are being built based on a patent that belong to XCell Technologies, the manufacturer company. The phones are manufactured only by XCell Technologies and sold directly to consumers or through various resellers and regional dealers, under various brand names or even as no name stealth phones for discrete use, considering XCell reputation and brand awareness.
You can easily identify a real XCell stealth phone by checking up the security seal and other things mentioned in the previous post.
If the low price is the only choice maker, you should think once again before buying a cheap stealth phone from a dubious seller: is that you want? A fake stealth phone is as useful as a real one? It will work the same? Will really protect your privacy? The answers are found in comparative tests presented in the previous post.
And not at last: our advice is just to avoid www.imeichanger.com and secretgsm.com, if you really care of your calls privacy.
The websites owner (imeichanger.com, antitap.com and secretgsm.com) has removed by some obvious reasons (he got caught using fake IMEI labels to fool the buyers that he sell proper and working stealth phones) the pictures that shows fake IMEI sticker. Right now he is only stating that the phones he sell are Samsung G608, as you can see on above screenshot.
Another hilarious and cheap trick used by this funny scammer (trick actually used before by the same person) is pretending out of the blue that he sell nothing but IMEI stealth Phone v4 (?!). Why this? Well, there is a simple and straight forward explanation: since XCell Technologies has recently released the real v3 Stealth Phone (please see their promo video), the scammer think that by simply claiming that he sell the newest version (v4), he will boost his sales. Since XCell Technologies - the real manufacturer - is clearly showing what the differences are between previous version (v2) an actual version (v3) on their videos (video 1, video 2) and webpage, the scammer is just stating that he sell v4 version. Only words with no facts behind. Not even a few pictures to support false claims. Moreover, he has used the same stolen pictures on phone description (please note that picture shadow used by XCell Technologies).
Just to have fun on what he will find appropriate to explain in what exactly consist the changes that his "v4" is having you might challenge him to reply to your questions. Because we did and we had a lot of fun.
As a conclusion, what you should be sure is that there is no real "v4" version, but only words, a ridiculous and strange marketing strategy to sell something fake and obsolete.
Well, as before there is no product manual, but only few heterogeneous and promiscuous explanations copied off the XCell website. Because XCell Technologies has understood do not disclose some crucial functions and how to be used to general public but only to its users, the scammer that have no clue about how the phone work and how cell phone interception is actually performed, has simply skipped the explanations about Channel lock and Unping functions. Also, he have no clue about how to proper use the IMEI change function. Actually there is no user instructions but only a promiscuous and hard to understand phone description. The conclusions are yours, and are more than relevant.
Following our investigations, we found that the website is run by a private person. There is no company behind website. Hence the risk of buying off this site any products offered for sale. On Contact page there is only a contact form, with no postal address or other details regarding company location, things which should arouse suspicions straight away, to anyone. No wonder this scammer is confusing a website with the company itself, which beyond being a funny approach it relives his business understanding. We'll be back with more info.