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Mum Pays $660 For iPhone But Finds Two Bars Of Soap Inside Box

Mum Pays $660 For iPhone But Finds Two Bars Of Soap Inside Box

Social media and certain websites have made buying, swapping and selling things so easy. Before, you would have had to go to a marketplace to do such things or copped paying full price at the store you want or need.

However, these days you can chuck your table or TV onto a virtual marketplace and find a buyer across your city.

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Unfortunately, this raises questions about whether you're going to get scammed because, unlike an actual business or marketplace, you're open to the public's will.

But you don't have to tell that to Samantha Powell because she's just learned that the hard way.

Credit: 7 Action News
Credit: 7 Action News

The American woman had saved up for six months to buy the iPhone that she desperately wanted. When she reached the cash needed for the device, she agreed on a price with an online seller and organised to meet up.

According to Channel 7, the mum handed over the $660 cash and the seller gave her and her husband an iPhone box and quickly ran off.

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That, in itself, should have raised alarm bells, but it didn't take long for the couple to work out why their seller just bolted.

When they opened the box all they saw was two bars of soap staring back up at them.

Credit: 7 Action News
Credit: 7 Action News

Sarah told 7 Action News: "When he opened it, we were both dumbfounded. We were just staring at it: Did that just happen?"

They tried to chase after the seller, but by the time they had noticed what had happened it was too late.

Ms Powell contacted police and asked them to look into the matter. Thankfully for the couple, authorities managed to arrest an 18-year-old woman and an investigation is ongoing.

So take that as a warning that even though someone might appear to be legitimate online, they can just give you soap.

Featured Image Credit: 7 Action News

Topics: Community

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

 

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