Woman orders iPhone 13 Pro Max, gets £1 hand soap instead
What you need to know
- A woman in North London has had her iPhone 13 Pro Max stolen in transit.
- Khaoula Lafhaily received a package that contained a £1 bottle of hand soap instead.
- It seems the package was lifted by a rogue delivery driver.
A North London woman who ordered an iPhone 13 Pro Max from Sky Mobile was left bewildered and upset when she found her phone had been stolen and replaced with a £1 bottle of hand soap.
From Wales Online:
The woman paid £150 upfront and signed a three-year contract to the tune of £1,521 for an iPhone 13 Pro Max, and says that while Sky launched an investigation immediately she hasn't heard anything since. Lafhaily says she watched a driver arrive at the house, take a photo of the door and then leave, as she often watched out the window for drivers who get the address wrong:
The woman said that her phone had "definitely been stolen" and described the situation as "awful".
While we know that buying any Apple device from a third party or a stranger can be fraught with risk, you'd like to think that buying a phone from a carrier would be a bit more secure. Turns out even the best iPhone carriers and vendors aren't immune. Here's hoping Miss Lafhaily gets her iPhone back.
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