What's your guess as to why this ad has appeared two days in a row in the Seattle-Times? I know you can't tell how big the ad is but it is basically 2/3rds the width of a page and about 1/6th the size of the page high. So this is not a small ad. Additionally, it's in the main section of the newspaper - not stuck back in the classifieds - so you can't miss it.
What data does the owner need so badly? Is the phone itself so valuable?
I'm curious...are you?