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10-05-10, 04:30 PM #1
Couple victims of laptop 'potato' fraud in Huntingdon
BBC News - Couple victims of laptop 'potato' fraud in Huntingdon
A man and a woman paid £650 for what they believed to be a laptop computer - only to discover they had been sold a bag of potatoes.
The couple were approached on Tuesday by a man in Huntingdon High Street who offered to sell them a laptop.
They viewed the laptop in a rucksack and withdrew £650 in cash from a bank to pay the man."all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing" Edmund Burke.
"the world is a dangerous place place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who do not do anything about it" Albert Einstein
10-05-10, 04:48 PM #2
yeah - had a guy out here selling "laptops" from the back of a SUV - in a FedEx box - woman bought 2 of them because it was such a good deal - $200 each (if I remember right) - opened the boxes and she had spent $400 on some binders and extension cords weighed down with a ream of paper =/
talk about profit...
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10-06-10, 10:34 AM #3
This is like Sunday's Cleveland Show that showed had Robert telling Rallo and Cleveland, Jr. to take DVD players out of boxes, put a brick inside, and tape them up again...
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