A Crook Is Selling Boxes Of Potatoes As iPhones


With a new iPhone just months away, Apple doesn't want to be stuck with too many old models.
With a new iPhone just months away, Apple doesn't want to be stuck with too many old models.

In what has to be one of the most ridiculous scams in recent memory, a crook in the UK is selling unsuspecting buyers boxes of potatoes and bottled water, claiming that they are receiving an iPhone.

Three people so far have fallen for the hoax, in which a man approaches someone on the street and offers to sell them an iPhone, iPad, or laptop at a reduced price. In all cases, the seller leaves quickly before the buyer has time to open their goods to reveal the potatoes or bottled water inside.

While all three crimes occurred in different locations between June 17 and June 24th, usually at some type of shopping center, the same man is suspected to be behind all three. Police are currently working to track the man down before he scams even more unsuspecting buyers.

I have to say, this is one of the most outlandish attempts at fraud I’ve ever seen, but with the iPhone and iPad in such hot demand, it makes Apple’s products a perfect target for crime.

Regardless, let’s hope that this crook gets caught within a short amount of time. What a bizarre story.

Via: This Is Hull And East Riding 

  • nolavabo

    Not so bizarre. Google the words “wooden iPad”.

  • Flyphoenix

    That’s a werid story.

  • lwdesign1

    Who would buy from someone in the street with a “reduced price” for the iPhone. Even if it was an actual iPhone, it would almost certainly be “hot” (i.e. stolen), so the ethics of the buyer, and definitely the intelligence level, comes into question in this case. Anyone foolish enough to expect to get a high-priced gadget that’s in high demand from someone is way too easy a mark–and has a large percentage of larceny and theft in his or her own heart.