Online retailer 11street helped a third-party sell a 16GB Apple iPhone 6s to a Malaysian man by the name of Alans Ng. The device cost Mr. Ng the equivalent of $736 USD, a $50 discount from its usual price. Sounds good right? He was probably excited about his purchase when the delivery man dropped off the package days later.
Well, the excitement didn’t last long. When Mr. Ng unsealed the package and opened the box, he got a surprise.
Inside the box, instead of a shiny new gold iPhone 6s, was an ordinary padlock. So he did what anyone would do in the same situation; he took to social media. Posting his situation on Facebook, it got the attention of the right people at 11street less than 24 hours later, and Ng soon had a replacement. Luckily because of an escrow system used by 11street, the seller would not have received the money for the purchase until the buyer was satisfied, so the motive is not clear in this case. It could be just another case of a stupid criminal. Who knows?
This sort of situation happens all too often, but at least this one had a happy ending. It is amazing what scammers will try.
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Source Phone ArenaFiled Under: Apple iPhone