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How to check if your smartphone is clone

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There are lots of Clone phones out there which is term as chinko in Nigeria and  coiled from the word China.

These phones are also known as fake, and if you're not careful you might get one without knowing.
In this post I'm going to show you how to check if the phone you're about to buy or probably using is a clone. 

Without wasting much time, simply dial the code *#06# ,on doing this a series of numbers with 35 at the beginning will appear on your phone screen, this numbers are called IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity)numbers with a total of 15 digits an example is "353655896312589"

If the numbers is more than or less than 15 digits , then the phone is fake. 
However, some clone phones comes with 15 digits IMEI numbers which might make it hard to detect, there is another way you can sort this out by simply heading to Imei.info ,input the imei numbers you copied into the box and click on "CHECK".

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Once the system finish verifying, the phone information will be displayed and if it is different from what you have on your phone then your phone is clone. 

How to check a clone iPhone 

Note that the above method work on all device except on Apple phones, in other to check if your iPhone is clone ,go to Settings > General > About phone and copy out the serial number of the device then head to selfsolve ,and insert the serial number to check the phone warranty period, if you get a message saying “We're sorry, but this serial number is not valid. Please check your information and try again,” then it's likely your iPhone is clone. 

Do you have a way of detecting a clone phone?  Kindly share with us by using the comment box. 


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