Man loses $450 over Facebook ad

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JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — A man reported Dec. 9 that he lost $450 when he met with someone who had arranged over Facebook to sell him an iPhone 8 Plus.

The incident began when the man had answered an ad on Facebook Marketplace and arranged to meet the seller. When the seller arrived, he told the man to get into his car and showed him the box for the phone. The seller would not let the man open the box.

When the man got suspicious and left the car, the seller told him he could open the box if he first showed the money for the phone.

The man took out the money, and as the seller was giving him the box, the seller grabbed the money and drove off.

The box was empty.


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