Woman Pays $1,200 For New iPhones, Gets Fruit Instead

Julie Gerstein | August 2, 2013 - 11:40 am

Pro-tip: If you are spending hundreds or thousands of dollars to purchase something from a stranger, it’s wise to check and make sure you’re actually getting what you’ve bought. Case in point, a naive 21-year-old woman living in the suburbs of Brisbane, Australia, who searched around on a Craigslist-y site called Gumtree for a new iPhone. A fellow Gumtree-er got back to her and said that she actually had two Apple (crucial fact) iPhones she was willing to part with for $1,200 Australian bucks. The two met at a local McDonald’s and exchanged cash for the phones. Only …

When the Australian woman got home and looked in the boxes, she found two apples. This is not the first time this has happened. Nor is it the only “fake iPhone” scam on the market, so buyers, please beware. [NY Daily News]