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Woman tries to buy Apple phones online, pays $1200 for fruit
PTI
Melbourne, August 04, 2013
First Published: 17:11 IST(4/8/2013)
Last Updated: 07:34 IST(5/8/2013)

A 21-year-old Australian woman who was trying to buy Apple smartphones online was conned into paying $1,200 (Rs 73,000) for two edible apples!

The woman, who has not been named, had posted an ad on a website for buying two Apple phones. She was soon contacted by another woman who said she had 'two Apples' for sale.

They met at a restaurant where the woman handed over the money for what she thought were two new phone boxes. The buyer did not check inside the boxes and on arriving home found they contained real apples.

Senior constable Jess Hopkin of the Crime Prevention Unit in Upper Mt Gravatt, near Brisbane, warned people to be careful when buying things online.

"If something seems too good to be true, it probably is. It's really just common sense," said Hopkin.


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