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Lake Tahoe, CA: A class action lawsuit filed against AT&T is alleging the wireless carrier "actively and without reservation aided, abetted, and assisted"iPhone thieves by allowing the stolen handsets to be reactivated on its network.

The lawsuit, filed in California, claims that AT&T reaped millions of dollars in porfit by forcing "legitimate customers"to buy new cell phones and cell phone plans "while the criminals who stole the phone are able to simply walk into AT&T stores and 're-activate' the devices, using different, cheap, readily available SIM cards." The lawsuit claims that AT&T does this without checking with the registered owner of the phone, despite having these details on record.

"Each such cellular device is identifiable, as a hand-held cell phone, by the IMEI imprinted on the same, and said serial number is readily visible to, and apparent to, all stores, businesses, and Defendant employees when the device is activated or a new cell phone usage plan is turned on by defendants," the lawsuit states. The stolen iPhone lawsuit goes on to allege AT&T fraudulently tells victims that "they will not, and cannot, block and effectively kill usage of such stolen cell phones by thieves and criminal organizations,"effectively forcing customers to buy a new phone.

The lawsuit is seeking damages, disgorgement of profits and injunctive relief for all AT&T customers who had their phones stolen and suffered the alleged claims described above.

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Published on Apr-18-12


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