We’ve all heard about the scams where people put rocks in an iPhone box and try to rip other people off. There’s always someone trying to run an iPhone scam. The latest interesting scam happened in Detroit, where three teenagers were arrested for trying to sell fake iPhones.
The teens got their hands on some empty iPhone boxes and stuffed them with Play-Doh, sealed them back up with plastic, and then tried to sell them to retailers. I guess they thought that play-doh made the box weigh the right weight. One retailer who bought some realized his mistake and then tried to set up an ambush with the police.
This retailer called the teens back asking to purchase more devices, but before the deal could be closed, the teens got wise to it and fled. They were eventually caught and arrested. The police then found a backpack with more iPhone boxes stuffed with Play-Doh and about $500 in cash and clothes. These guys are never smart, but that doesn’t stop them from trying.
Auburn Hills police Lieutenant Jill McDonnell said, “They were trying to make some dough with some Play-Doh.” The teens were charged with larceny by false pretenses and attempted larceny by false pretenses. Never buy an iPhone from strangers.