In hopes of finding some wheat among the chaff, I have a question.

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I found an iPhone 4 last month in the deep recesses of a rental car.  I powered it up and found that it belonged to someone in Australia.  I was able to open their email and determine the owner's email address.  I emailed him to say I had the phone.  From the dates of the emails on the phone it hadn't been used in several months.  I got no response to my email.  The phone itself is worthless as the screen is damaged and is about 1/4 unreadable. But when powered on some personal information can be accessed.

NOW to my question:  Throw it in the trash OR smash it and throw it in the trash OR take it to an Apple Store OR ???

I look forward to your suggestions, especially the useless ones.

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Take it to an Apple Store.

either Apple Store or the IT department at your school to destroy. you can also just wipe it yourself and use it as a wifi device at home?

Apple Store or electronics recycling place, possibly run by your local government.

Please don't throw away battery containing items. Think of the environment.

I agree w/ Apple Store, hoefully they'd dispose of it securely.

Finders keepers,
Losers Foster's

Foster's, Australian for weepers.

Are you saying we're mostly chaff?

I nominate horb for fatwallet star of the week for embracing the spirit of fwot!
"I look forward to your suggestions, especially the useless ones.
i/spacer
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Kandykornhead said:   Are you saying we're mostly chaff?
  
Chafes, doesn't it

ganda said:   
Kandykornhead said:   Are you saying we're mostly chaff?
  
Chafes, doesn't it

  I'm getting used to it.

Kandykornhead said:   
ganda said:   
Kandykornhead said:   Are you saying we're mostly chaff?
  
Chafes, doesn't it

  I'm getting used to it.

  
Restorinol was right for you.

You should download the personal information and sell it online, obviously.

Kandykornhead said:   Are you saying we're mostly chaff?
  or wheat? i'm unsure that is much better.

miserly said:   
Kandykornhead said:   Are you saying we're mostly chaff?
  or wheat? i'm unsure that is much better.

  It is if you play Hay Day! 


Harambe
Disclaimer
Does the damage on the screen resemble Harambe?

If so it might be worth a fortune on eBay!

^^^
Old iPhones don't use Gorilla Glass

I hope you found it by looking and not just sticking your hand down into the deep recesses of a rental car. You're more likely to find a used needle tucked between the cushions of a rental car than an iPhone!

^where did you get the stats for that post?
or even the anecdotal evidence?

sublimosa said:   ^where did you get the stats for that post?
or even the anecdotal evidence?

  
I was a cop in a metropolitan area. Our impound lot had the rental companies on speed dial.

meade18 said:   
sublimosa said:   ^where did you get the stats for that post?
or even the anecdotal evidence?

  
I was a cop in a metropolitan area. Our impound lot had the rental companies on speed dial.

  
and.... ?

ganda said:   
meade18 said:   
sublimosa said:   ^where did you get the stats for that post?
or even the anecdotal evidence?

  
I was a cop in a metropolitan area. Our impound lot had the rental companies on speed dial.

  
and.... ?

  
We would regularly deal with/arrest drug users/dealers driving rental cars.

meade18 said:   
ganda said:   
meade18 said:   
sublimosa said:   ^where did you get the stats for that post?
or even the anecdotal evidence?

  
I was a cop in a metropolitan area. Our impound lot had the rental companies on speed dial.

  
and.... ?

  
We would regularly deal with/arrest drug users/dealers driving rental cars.

  I was kinda hoping for a cool cop story.  

Kandykornhead said:   
meade18 said:   
ganda said:   
meade18 said:   
sublimosa said:   ^where did you get the stats for that post?
or even the anecdotal evidence?

  
I was a cop in a metropolitan area. Our impound lot had the rental companies on speed dial.

  
and.... ?

  
We would regularly deal with/arrest drug users/dealers driving rental cars.

  I was kinda hoping for a cool cop story.  

  
Sorry to disappoint. Most of my drug user/rental car stories are just sad. If I think of a cool one, I'll come back and post it just for you lol.

meade18 said:   
ganda said:   
meade18 said:   
sublimosa said:   ^where did you get the stats for that post?
or even the anecdotal evidence?

  
I was a cop in a metropolitan area. Our impound lot had the rental companies on speed dial.

  
and.... ?

  
We would regularly deal with/arrest drug users/dealers driving rental cars.

  
....and you found more used syringes than phones/french fries/lighters/whatever in the cushions of rental car seats?

I've found lots of crap in rental cars, but never a syringe. I wonder what the difference is.

ganda said:   
meade18 said:   
ganda said:   
meade18 said:   
sublimosa said:   ^where did you get the stats for that post?
or even the anecdotal evidence?

  
I was a cop in a metropolitan area. Our impound lot had the rental companies on speed dial.

  
and.... ?

  
We would regularly deal with/arrest drug users/dealers driving rental cars.

  
....and you found more used syringes than phones/french fries/lighters/whatever in the cushions of rental car seats?

I've found lots of crap in rental cars, but never a syringe. I wonder what the difference is.

  
Sorry, I didn't mean to cause any grief and this is absolutely not worth arguing about. I retract my previous statement about what you are more likely to find stuffed in the seats of a rental car. I will just leave it at this... Be careful reaching into the deep recess of a rental car. It is not unheard of to find a crack pipe or syringe hidden down there.



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