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I lost my iPhone 4 and mistakenly wiped it using "Find my iPhone" from https://www.icloud.com/. Can i even track it? It was locked by password.

Now I think it's sure that I can't track my phone. I don't have bill of the phone and I also don't have IMEI number of phone.

Even that I have wiped it, should i worry about anything else? My one point if the phone can used for illegal activities it can be problem for me. Is it possible to track me by a wiped phone?

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I'd say it's pretty hard to pinpoint any illegal activities done on your stolen phone back to you. This assumption is made based on the fact that you have called your carrier to disable the SIM-card (you did call them, didn't you). Even if they connect via Wi-Fi for illegal activities, it will be difficult to connect that back to you since the connection is not done thru any access points that you own or control. –  XCool Aug 16 '12 at 7:16
    
@XCool yes I have disabled the sim –  Metal Gear Aug 16 '12 at 7:19
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Call your phone carrier and disable your sim card and report the phone stolen to the police. If law enforcement finds evidence that the phone SIM, serial number or IMEI were involved in illegal activity, a dated police report is something they may consider when investigating a crime. Of course, a bad person could report a phone stolen and still use it for crime, so you can't really get the carrier or Apple to erase their records but just do what you can if you lose a possession.

You won't be able to use "Find My Phone" as you've erased all the data on the phone. So yes, you might get tracked down if there are records that you once owned or operated that phone.

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