You know what they say – when something sounds too good to be true, then it probably is. There is a line that needs to be drawn between greed and common sense, and we have seen such cases happen in the past. This time around, a man saw an ad for an iPhone 6s that was going for $230, and the seller claimed the price was so low because the handset was being smuggled into the country. With a 70% outright discount compared to the retail asking price, surely there is a fish out there who would take the bait?
The buyer with the family name Hou, decided to take the plunge (and probably knew of the risk as well) when he made the purchase, only to end up receiving a box the next day. Tearing into the box with glee, he realized that he ended up with what is most probably the most expensive Chinese pancake in the world at $230 a piece. When he tried to contact the seller for a refund, he obviously could not do so, and was poorer by $230 along the way.
Previous scams included a man who purchased an iPad but found a lump of clay inside instead, or how about a Nintendo 3DS box that had rocks inside rather than a portable handheld console, and on Christmas for that matter?