We haven’t even made it to Thanksgiving, yet the race to get Christmas gifts is underway. And since we’re in the midst of a recession and unemployment is high, folks are looking for as many ways as possible to get a discount or cut corners. But, the risk level for being cheated is quite high…for iPads specifically.
A local NBC affiliate reported that there are several con artists out of Texas selling fake iPads in gas stations and shopping center parking lots throughout the southern areas of the U.S. (First of all, you know you wrong for trying to buy an iPad in the parking lot outside the check cashin’ joint!) It is thought to be up to 50 folks involvedin the scam, but 10 confirmed. Two suspects have already been arrested.
They run the scam by approaching people with the promise of iPads, then show the potential customer a perfectly good iPad before they take a phony iPad out of a FedEx box in bubble wrap. But the victim can’t see that. The scam started in Texas, but authorities have leads that show they are in business all the way through Mississippi, Georgia, and Florida.
See the full report below.
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