Guy bought my cell phone on eBay, paid for it in person in cash, gave him the phone. Good transaction. Then got a call a few days later from (at least allegedly) a Tmobile rep who apologizes that he was trying to reach that buyer. How did that happen? Well, the rep says he was trying to unlock the phone thru Tmobile.
Then buyer contacts me the next day saying he's trying to get it unlocked for his mom to travel overseas, and that the unlock code Tmobile sent him is not working due to defective phone, so would I mind doing a handset swap. I felt reluctant at first to waste any time on this (after all, i didn't sell the phone under condition that I was providing these extra time and services). But he is a nice guy so I call Tmobile, explain it, and they send a replacement handset. I meet the guy exchange the phone, send the old one back. When I met him I said I hoped this wouldnt delay his mom's travel, and he said he just called to reschedule her flight.
Now he emails me today that Tmobile wont send him the unlock code since the IMEA is associated w/me, so I need to call Tmob to request the unlock code. I called Tmob and requested it, but then asked what the deal was and found out Tmob supposedly wont ever provide unlock code except to person on the account associated with the phone. So, how did he allegedly get the unlock code the FIRST time?
This is all starting to sound strange. Am I being paranoid, or does this sound like some sort of scam? What possible scam could this be?