whats shocking, at least in my opinion, is not that the phones weren't returned, but the fact that people tried guessing passwords to peoples bank accounts and accessed social networking accounts, instead of just restoring the phone or something.Tygerstrike said:
What a freakin SHOCK!! Pppl are dishonest??? Noooooooooooo!?!?! Is it any surprise? Im so used to ppl being dishonest that an honest person is a real surprise.
I hope the policemen I turned these in weren't laughing at my honest attempt to return what was lost.....quote]
Had a similar situation a few years back (I was 15 at the time) - found a wallet in the park with the owners social security card and what looked like a bunch of invoices, credit cards inside. Obviously discarded after the cash was taken out by whoever originally took the wallet. Police station was 2 blocks away, I figured what the hell, I'll go turn it in. When I came there and explained that I wanted to turn in a wallet, I got a lot of amused/bewildered looks from everyone who was in the lobby - a few police officers, couple guys in cuffs, clerk, etc. Half of them couldn't believe I actually bothered to pick it up and walk to the station, from the looks of the other half they clearly thought I was an *****. Made me stay there for 40 minutes while they filed a report, asking for my personal info, where I live, whether there was any cash in the wallet when I picked it up (think about that question for a sec). I genuinely thought this would be a pretty normal situation but instead this must have been a very rare occurance for cops working in LA. While they didnt openly laugh at me, I'm pretty sure they would be retelling the story to their friends during a lunch break for a while later.
Overall I felt pretty stupid for putting myself in that position and decided ignore things like this in the future. So when I found a Blackberry phone in a gas station a few months ago, I did what everyone else does - wiped data and sold it on ebay.
Pretty sure that in this survey the phone I found would not be heard from again until it got to its new owner.
I'm the same way.I've found a few phones in my time (no smartphones) and i will admit to having a snoop around. I wouldn't even dare of going into someone's bank account though.
These sort of findings don't surprise me one bit.