Empty iPhone Box - Scammed off Kijiji
He sent me a picture of the IMEI and Serial Number from the box. Checked on Apple's warranty website - everything checks out. Phone hasn't been activated yet. I checked the serial number again today on Apple's website and it shows warranty until August 22, 2018 meaning someone activated the phone on August 22, 2017 the day it was shipped out.
I send him the money. He sends me the tracking information. I get the parcel today and it ends up being everything with the box and accessories all brand new except the phone was taken out. The parcel shipping slip says 0.296kg on the parcel so I went to Canada Post and weighed the package as is and it was 0.296kg so that means the parcel was shipped out from Regina with the phone removed to begin with.
Contacted the seller and he said it may have been taken out by a CP employee during shipping, blames the person working at the Canada Post office where he shipped from, etc. He refuses to send me a picture of the receipt which I know will have the weight of the package on it AND he refused to put the return address on the package so I know he's the one who took out the phone. Haven't received a refund yet either. I'll be filing a police report with my local police station here and I called Regina Police and they said they can't take a report from me directly since I'm so far away but my local police will be able to forward it to them.
Here's all the info I have from the guy if anyone can help track down a real name or address or new phone number as his old one says not assigned now but he says it's because he's "in the USA with a different SIM right now":
Name he provided me and wrote on the parcel: Mason Sanford
E-mail I sent the e-mail transfer to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone Number: 306-880-5940 (It says not assigned when calling but WhatsApp messages still go through to him at this number and he is replying to them on there)
Address of post office he shipped it from: 420 Albert Street, Regina, Saskatchewan, S4R 3J0
Any help or advice at all would be appreciated. I also have the Serial Number and IMEI of the phone if anyone can trace the iCloud e-mail address it might be linked to using that information.
Thank you in advance.