Long story made short, back in February I bought a phone from eBay which just over 45 days after the sale, got blocked by the original network operator. I found out that the phone was reported as lost/stolen. Funny thing is that the owner sold it to me on eBay and I even have the original receipt that came with the phone with the IMEI number as well as the sellers details. I contacted the seller via eBay and at first he seemed clueless, hence I asked him politely to call up his network and let them know that the phone was sold if he genuinely doesn't know what has happened, I also let him know that blocking a phone after its sale is illegal and pure fraud. I was then asked to supply the IMEI number and ever since then I never got a single reply back. This was in April. It is now May and I am quite pissed. I contacted eBay but of course they won't do anything due to the 45 day limit. They offered their support if I decide to contact the Police. If I do so, I'll never see the phone or the money as it would have probably been kept as evidence or some bullshit... I am going to try and get in contact with this persons network operator but before I do, I was wondering if anyone has any better ideas? I suspect that this person sold the phone on the basis of getting a new one on insurance... People like this piss me off!