The Metropolitan police have detained a gang of swindlers sold dummy iPhone under the guise of these smartphones. The attackers urged buyers not to open the box with a fake, to avoid problems with the possible return of goods.
As the head of the press service of the Department of internal Affairs on the Moscow underground Alexey Myshlyaev, the police received an application from a customer who has purchased a replica at 12 000 rubles on the Moscow metro station “Polezhaevskaya”. Unpleasant discovery deceived the citizen made for myself after quite a while after the meeting with the courier.
As it was succeeded to establish to field investigators, the scammers tried to convince unsuspecting buyers not to open the box with the phone in the subway, on the grounds that to return the item with opened packaging will be difficult. Many of the victims acquired the cell phone as a gift, so the deception was discovered only after a few days.
Militiamen managed to detain three suspects in the fraud. In the car investigators found 8 boxes of iPhone models.
“Found that in transaction of sale, the suspects persuaded the citizens not to open the box with the purchase on the spot, as the procedure of return of the goods with damaged packaging almost impossible. Unsuspecting shoppers agreed with the crooks, because many people purchased the phone as a gift to your loved ones, in this regard, the deception was revealed only after a few days,” said Severstolici Myshlyaev.
In fact the incident a criminal case under article “Fraud”. All who have suffered from actions of these people, employees of the Department of internal Affairs on the Moscow metro is asked to call the “102” service (mobile – 112).