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This article was published on September 20, 2016

Chinese woman falls prey to possibly the most clever iPhone scam of all time

Chinese woman falls prey to possibly the most clever iPhone scam of all time
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As long as there have been marketplaces to sell goods, there have been scummy people looking to rip others off. Most, however, aren’t as creative as what happened to Mimi Jiang, a Chinese woman who tried to purchase a rose gold iPhone 7 online.

What Jiang got, however, was something else entirely. Inside the package were two iPhones — an iPhone 3 and an iPhone 4 — both of which are all but worthless today. The surprise came with the inclusion of a Yu-Gi-Oh card called ‘Polymerization.’ When played, the Polymerization card combines two monsters to make a larger, more powerful beast.

I don’t know that an iPhone 3G and an iPhone 4 — even though they add up to an iPhone 7 mathematically — get the same benefit.

It’s certainly unfortunate that Jiang fell victim to an unscrupulous seller, but once she’s done swearing off buying online she’ll probably find just a smidgen of humor in the entire ordeal.

via Daily Dot

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