Not sure if this is the correct forum fr this type of question, if not, mods, please move! So about a month or so ago, my Droid got destroyed. Been trying to find a new one ever since. I think I finally found a good deal in my area. Almost too good. The seller said he'll take $175 for his week old droid, an extra battery and an extra charger. I've already told him that I would like to meet at a Verizon wireless store, to make sure it has a clean ESN, because I've heard talk about that. But why is this a preventative measure? Is to check to see if the phone is stolen, or is it to see if there is outstanding bills to be paid on the phone's serial number? I'm just trying to see this thing through the correct lens. Is there any other way I might be getting scammed that someone could make me aware of?