iPhone ‘thief’ requests for password from owner 5 months later


A student’s iPhone was stolen when she went out in Manchester. She was however stunned when the brazen thief demanded her passwords so she could unlock it.

Beth Freestone was devastated when the mobile was nabbed while on a night out in Manchester. But five months later, the 18-year-old was amazed when she received a message on Facebook from a woman claiming to have found the iPhone.

But the brazen thief demanded Beth’s iCloud passwords so she could unlock the phone herself, Sun UK reports.

The message read: “Hi, I hope you don’t mind me asking but I was given this phone that I believe you lost and I’m just using it for 2 weeks whilst mine is repaired but I am unable to use it without the password for iCloud is it possible to get it so I can sign out and into my own account.

“Thank you in advance xx”.

Beth said: “I had been in Manchester and at the end of the night I realised I didn’t have my phone with me.

“I had to get a new one and I think I spent about £700. It was annoying but I just thought it was one of those things and I’d never see my lost phone again.

“Five months later, in July, I’d just finished work and I saw that I had a message request on my phone.

“I read it and I had to read it a couple of times more. I couldn’t believe what she had actually asked for.

“I just thought she was so cheeky and I was stunned. I wouldn’t even dream of asking someone that. I would have been asking if they would like me to send it back – not asking for passwords.”


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