Fake Wide-Screen TV Scam On The Rise In Bay Area




 
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Fake Wide-Screen TV Scam On The Rise In Bay Area
 
August 20th, 2007  
Team Infidel
 
 

Topic: Fake Wide-Screen TV Scam On The Rise In Bay Area


Fake Wide-Screen TV Scam On The Rise In Bay Area
Fake Wide-Screen TV Scam On The Rise In Bay Area



Lisa Chan
Reporting


(BCN) VACAVILLE Vacaville police are warning residents about scams Tuesday after a Vacaville man was arrested on suspicion of trying to sell a "wide-screen television" that turned out to be a used oven door.

Sgt. Matt Lydon said a woman called police at 12:44 p.m. to report a man tried to sell her a flat screen television in the parking lot of a discount store on Peabody Road. The man promised "the deal of the century" but the woman said she was not interested.

She also took down the license plate number of the seller's blue Acura Integra before the suspect and another man drove away, Lydon said.

Officer Lucy Makimoto saw the vehicle enter Interstate Highway 80 at Mason Street and stopped the car on westbound I-80 at Cherry Glen Road, Lydon said. Police unwrapped two shrink-wrapped rectangular objects that appeared to be flat screen televisions with price tags, Lydon said.

The front sides of the objects had a tinted piece of plastic that resembled a television screen but were used oven doors, Lydon said. Police also found two boxes that purportedly contained laptop computers but instead contained 12-inch floor tiles, Lydon said.

Police arrested 51-year-old Charles Wright of Vacaville for attempting to obtain property under false pretenses and attempted grand theft, Lydon. The second man in the Acura was questioned and released with being arrested.

"The adage rings true, 'If it appears to be too good to be true, it probably is,'" Lydon said. He said police receives several such calls each year.
August 20th, 2007  
A Can of Man
 
 
Destroy the merchandise and make him eat the parts.
August 20th, 2007  
senojekips
 
 
There's blame on both sides here. The purchasers must realise that there has to be something odd about deals like this being offered in a parking lot, so really it's only their own greediness that brings them undone.

But,... There's a sucker born every minute.
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Fake Wide-Screen TV Scam On The Rise In Bay Area
August 21st, 2007  
Team Infidel
 
 
rocks in a box.. did the same thing with VCRs when they first came out
 


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