A customer who went to buy the latest model of the popular cell phone from Apple was somewhat surprised when he disassembled it on the way home.
Le Parisien reports that the fund for its new acquisition has been closed, leaving the buyer confused as to how this piece of tile would end up here.
The French man who lives in the Paris area paid €859 ($1,130 Canadian) to give his wife the device, and tried to make sure the box was sealed with two duct tape.
After investigation, the store discovered the scheme of an unscrupulous former customer to get a cell phone for free.
The latter had bought the phone, before returning a few minutes later to the store to ask for a refund, with the box still in the factory packaging. This box, however, was not the same as the one purchased earlier, but a fake, inside with a piece of tile cut into the corners, in order to reproduce the weight and shape of the product.
“I was in all my states, wondering if they would believe me [au magasin]The victim of the scam worried the French media.
At that time, the man, with the help of the seller, realized that another buyer had been compensated for a similar iPhone that same morning, and paid cash to avoid being tracked.
A complaint was filed by the store and an investigation is still underway to find the culprit in the violation.