Leather Jacket Scam: How It Works
The Leather Jacket Scam could happen to you anywhere – in a mall, on the street, in a parking lot, etc. It involves leather jackets for sale – or accessories – whether they are Armani, Versace, Gucci, Burberry, or AC Di Milano jackets. Let’s look at how the Brand Name Jackets Scam works.
Imagine this scenario: a man with a foreign accent approaches you, sparking up a conversation. He mentions he is from Italy (or any other country) and is in town for a fashion show. He says the show went very well, but he still has some high-end designer clothes that he can’t really take back to Italy because the customs taxes would be high.
Watch the video below to see in action a real case of the Leather Jacket scam, caught on camera:
Very convincing, while holding a passport in his hand, he says he is willing to sell the clothes for less than half of their price. Conveniently, he has the “AC Di Milano jackets right there”, in his “rental” car’s trunk. You pay a few hundred dollars, are happy with the brand name clothes you bought, and go home.
Leather Jackets For Men On Sale Is The Most Notorious Pitch
If you fall into this trap, what you don’t know is that the clothes are actually imitations made in China, for which they paid $30-$40/piece. The most popular items that crooks sale in the back of their cars are leather jackets for men, followed by scarfs and shoes, whether Armani, Gucci, Versace, Burberry, or AC Di Milano jackets.
They look like this:
The leather jacket scam could also happen to you during the holidays. The scammer would justify the low prices as a gift to you for telling him how to get back to the airport. You may not think of it as a sale, but rather a favor-for-favor exchange of good deeds.
How To Avoid the AC Di Milano Jackets Type of Scams
Never believe anybody who sells stuff in parking lots – and the leather jacket scam is at the top of all. In this specific case, don’t fall for the passport he holds in his hand, or even the rental car.
Leather Jacket Scam: How To Report:
Make your family and friends aware of the AC Di Milano Jackets Scam by sharing it on social media using the buttons provided. You can also officially report the scammers to your local Police station or to the Federal Trade Commission using the link below:
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