If a deal seems too good to be true, it probably is. That's exactly what just happened to one woman in England.
The woman is out the equivalent of $383 after falling for an iPhone scam. Two men approached her near Manchester's Piccadilly Station and offered her an iPhone 6, an iPhone 6 plus, an iPad and even a laptop, all for $383.
iPhones usually cost $830 to $1,200, so naturally the woman thought she was getting a great deal. Unfortunately, that's not the case.
When the woman handed over the cash, received the goods, then the men were gone. Next, the woman opened the boxed with her supposed Apple products, only to find two bottles of a clear liquid. She then reported the incident to local police when she got back home later that evening.
Inspector Phil Spurgeon said:
“If you are offered expensive electrical items on the street well below what they cost, chances are they’re either fake or stolen."
Bottom line: Don't buy electronics off the streets and be sure to check the packages before you fork over serious cash.