With so many look-a-likes and scams out there, a person has to be pretty careful when shopping online for an iDevice. Before purchasing any type of high-end electronic device, you always want to ask for the serial number to check and see if it’s been stolen, or if it’s even real.

The police of Morrow City, Georgia recently apprehended 2 suspects for using a popular website to sell imitation iPhones and empty iPad boxes for cash. The two culprits were picked up last Thursday in the process of selling 2 fake iPhones for a total of $400…

The suspects are accused of using Craigslist to rob folks of their money by offering iPhones and other Apple products at a discounted rate. The pair used everything from imitation iPhones, to floor tiles in iPad boxes to scam their victims and then conveniently disappeared.

The duo were finally caught last week when authorities responded to a disturbance in a local mall parking lot. Apparently, a victim finally decided to check the merchandise before driving off. When the police arrived to the scene he was on top of the suspect’s car demanding his money back.

The two 40 year-olds are currently in jail facing felony counts of theft by deception and multiple counts of trademark counterfeiting. I can’t believe they were able to get away with this in this first place. Why wouldn’t you ask to see the product before handing over the money?

How do your Craigslist transactions go down?

[AJC]

  • Something to think about…

  • Georg W. Bush

    I had that happen to me once, I meet some guy selling a brand new 3GS of craigslist and it was sealed. When I held the box it felt funny, I felt something something moving around in the box so I asked him to open it and show me the iPhone. The guy got nervous and then changed his mind and just walked away.

  • Wtf is craigs list

    • c0esx

      It’s a site where locals trade stuff. No paypal or credit cards just cash trades.

    • lazy ass

      its a list of questions asked by folk who can’t be bothered to get off their butt and look for the answer themselves 😉

  • dabe

    I’ve bought at least 30+ used iPhones on craigslist. I always check them out completely, water damage indicators, buttons, screen, etc, or at least ever since one guy sold me a 3G claiming it was a 3GS!! I was dumb enough to not even realize it until 5 minutes later. Luckily I met him at his house so I returned and demanded my money back. had I met somewhere else I would’ve been f*@ked

  • goofygreek

    I bought an iphone 3gs 16gb of craigslist for $100 with a cracked screen, guy thought it was a 3g. fixed the screen and sold it on craigslist for $250. lol, love it when that happens.

  • Stark

    floor tiles inside the ipad box? wow. if only they filmed their reactions when they opened the box. surprise!

  • Fabio Rodrigues

    one thing I have to say, when the deal is too good, or its an awesome discount! check everything you can or go with somebody else it will be much safer 😀