Sony’s PS5 is hard to come by, which is why scalpers are having such a fantastic time reselling it at marked up prices. This is also why it’s not surprising that people are turning to the classifieds to buy the PS5 instead of from a store, but unfortunately there are downsides to these types of transactions.
According to a report from FNN, a 41-year old woman from Shinga, Japan, was arrested for fraud. This is because she had listed what she claimed was a PS5 online, but when the customer bought it, they received two two-liter bottles filled with water, and it was very expensive water we might add as the woman had paid 65,000 yen for it.
The woman then tried to get in touch with the seller but was unable too, and decided to call the police. According to the suspect, she claims she does not remember what was in the package that she had shipped out. “I shipped the packaged, but I don’t remember what was in it.” This isn’t the first time we’ve heard of these types of scams, and we doubt that it will be the last.
The best thing that you can do if you have to buy something from someone would be to do it in person, and always double check the contents before you hand over the money!