Cell Phones Sale Scam

How the scam works:

The smartphone became such a hot commodity nowadays that almost everybody owns one. Needless to say, this opens a lot of opportunities for scammers, especially since it comes to the newer models.

Let's say you want to purchase an iPhone 6, a Samsung Galaxy S3, or a Blackberry 10 and want to get rid of your old cell phone. While looking to get a good price for your used phone, you come across tempting offers online. Advertisments such as “We buy cell phones for good cash” might catch your eye on websites like Craigslist, Oodle, or Kijiji.

The scam occurs when you are required to send them the phone via regular mail.Be advised that if you have to send your phone to a 'company' 15 states away, you’ll never receive any money. Criminals just bank of the fact that people don't really care much about the old cell phones, since they don't use them anymore. Not to mention that the crooks are also soft spoken, since they do this all day, every day. They have an answer for pretty much every concern.  

How to avoid:

Don’t believe these companies’ testimonials unless you can research the client in detail. Always try to sell it to people you can actually meet and don’t have to mail it to, regardless of how good the offer is

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Mr. Dahoe

Attention everybody: Do not to buiseness with Fred Burton. I have gone in buiseness with him and i wanted to buy 2 iphone 5’s from for a total of 900$ transacted with Western Union. I did not close the MTCN number to him but still he managed to WithDraw the money without having the MTCN Number! I did not recieve my order and my 900$ was GONE! This is a warning DO NOT GO IN BUISENESS WITH HIM OR ELSE YOU WILL BE SCAMMED! He does not reply to my mails anymore and he refuses to give back the money!… Read more »


Hello, this goes to Mr. Dahoe, there could be a way he can get the MTCN number without you telling him, by him calling western union and he tells them he is expecting money from you and you forgot to give him the MTCN and when he tried to call you back he could not get hold of you, and maybe western union just might give him the number or money cuz it’s already been sent by you. You may want to look into that and see if western union did that or does do it that way.

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