Chances are that you are visiting this page, because, you or someone close to you, has lost his/her cell phone. The feeling of losing a cell phone is analogous to losing a part of your life. We have been in the same situation. This site with its database of over 50,000 (and growing) lost / stolen cell phones, is an attempt to break the cycle of cell phone thefts. Let us see how the stolen cell phone process works.
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Check out the diagram below. As soon as you register your cell with MCWS, there are multiple things which happen.
Once, the stolen cell information report is verified by MCWS, an entry for the stolen cell IMEI is made in the MCWS database. Any new buyer can immediately check the IMEI of the cell phone that he is buying by checking the stolen registry database. This is not all, see why registering with MCWS is a good idea.
This is an important question and we are glad if you thought about it. The key answer is that this data is shared.