Musician poses as girl, offers a date to recover stolen iPhone
Nadav Nirenberg is a Jazz trombonist who lost his phone in the backseat of a cab on New Year's Eve, while enroute to a gig.
Then the next morning, he found out that the thief was using a dating app – OKCupid – to send messages to potential dates.
At the same time, Nadav had been sending several emails and voicemails (because nobody answered) to his lost device offering a “large reward” for the phone's return.
Nadav also points out that it seems as though the thief never hacked into his Facebook account, nor did he crack through his own private email. The only activity the bad guy performed was message girls on OKCupid.
So the 27-year-old musician had an idea of his own to get the phone back by exploiting the thief's weakness – girls.
They arranged to meet that night. The NY Post said the musician used lots of smiley faces and winks to come across as the 24-year-old Jennifer looking for a hot date at her apartment.
After setting up a date, a man showed up outside his apartment with a bottle of wine, all the while the musician had been waiting, armed with a $20 bill as a peace offering, and a hammer for protection.
As soon as the guy showed up, Nadav asked for his phone back.
Without any altercation, the bad guy handed back the phone and left.
Now, the musician says he'll install an app like Find my iPhone to locate and lock his phone so that something like this would never happen again.
Have you ever lost your phone? Were you able to get it back?- Maurice Cacho, MSN Tech & Gadgets