Watch Out For iPhone John, A 419 Scammer Coming Soon To A Newspaper Near You


The iPad ad in The Examiner.
The iPad ad in The Examiner.

If there’s a sucker born every minute, that person is probably hoping to find a crazy-cheap deal on an iPad or iPhone in the newspaper.

The San Francisco Examiner published an article about Apple’s flap with local government over their withdrawal from the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment (EPEAT) rating system with a half-page ad selling discount iPads right below it. An ad that was way, way too good to be true.