Second man duped into buying a 'MacBook and 'iPhone' that was actually lemonade
What you need to know
- A UK man has been duped into paying £500 for two bottles of lemonade.
- Two men approached him on the street, offering him an Apple MacBook and an iPhone 11 Pro.
- He is the second person to fall for the scam in two weeks.
A second man in the UK has been swindled into paying £500 for what he thought was a MacBook and an iPhone 11 Pro that in fact turned out to be lemonade.
As reported by Birmingham Live:
The news is a carbon copy of an incident two weeks ago, in which student Dre Twenti was offered the chance to buy a MacBook and 3 iPhones for £1200. In both instances, the men were shown real electronics and convinced to hand over a large amount of cash. It wasn't until it was too late that Obeegadoo realized the goods had been swapped for two bottles of lemonade and cardboard box.
The last scam sounded a bit far fetched, but two reports in two weeks shows that clearly this trick is working on unsuspecting members of the public. So as we told you last week, if you're thinking about buying a new Apple device, don't buy it from a stranger in the street. And remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
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