This news is a complete shocker, especially if that wooden iPad incident is still fresh in your memory. Suppressing that chortle for a moment, this is a case of same town, same suspect, same seedy transaction. Two women who hander over $250 for a ‘laptop’ got the surprise of their lives when the box contained a sheaf of papers taped together. Sucks, right?
The details surrounding this latest confidence trick, as reported to authorities, are startling. Not because they involved violence–there wasn’t any–but because of the modus the culprits pulled off on their victims. Apparently, they managed to convince people to buy tablets and laptops from without the benefit of a product check.
It all transpired in a gas station where two women handed over $250 for a ‘laptop’ to a tall African-American with four gold teeth. They were approached by a suspect with four gold teeth who later rode away in a ‘white four door.’ Sound familiar?
Lo and behold, once the much anticipated laptop was opened, the women found a sheaf of papers not unlike what’s pictured above, except bound together with duct tape. Bummer.
The next time we hear of events in Spartanburg, North Carolina, it better be that the people behind this scam are caught.
Source The Consumerist