That's a conundrum as to why your imei isn't being recognised !
Can you try this site to see if it shows the correct phone make and model > https://www.imei.info/
The Trade In Department is always busy especially as new phone's have been launched so try to be patient.
The contact information i have for this Department is >
I wish you all the best. Take care. 😎
Daily Driver > Samsung Galaxy s²² Ultra 256Gb in Phantom Black.
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@jimmyk87: If you have reached out to the Promotions Team at firstname.lastname@example.org and have not received a response, then I recommend giving them a call on 0333 207 9676 to report the issue, and an advisor will be able to look into this for you, and explore other means of validating your claim.