Monday, January 11, 2010
Man Scammed In Internet Deal
The Latin phrase is "caveat emptor." Buyer beware. That's what Cookeville police are advising after taking a fraud report last week in which someone paid several hundred dollars for a computer, but ended up with just the box the computer came in -- and several dozen DVDs. The victim told police that he had negotiated online with someone offering to sell an HP Pavilion computer. They agreed on a price of $525 dollars, and the victim sent his son to the Walmart parking lot to exchange the cash for the PC. His son took possession of a HP Pavilion box that appeared to contain the machine, but later found that it was instead stuffed with two leather cases containing DVDs. The suspect in the case is described as a white male, about 30 years old, and five-feet-five inches tall. He was driving a grayish BMW at the time of the scam.