Image Source: Grand Prairie Police Department

BY LOGAN TITTLE
Anchor Megan Murphy

A brand new iPad for just $200?!? Sounds too good to be true. Oh, and you’re buying it from a stranger at a gas station? Ok, now something sounds really fishy... But apparently not fishy enough to stop Dallas woman Jalonta Freeman from handing over the cash. Here’s KXAS.

“He was like ok i gotta hurry up and stuff and he drove off FLASH If you turn on the back it actually looks like an Apple iPad and when you turn it to the front it has the prices and stuff and when she was turning -- it’s a mirror.”

Freeman told the station, she felt stupid, but she’s learned her lesson never to buy anything on the streets again.

Freeman isn’t the first person to fall victim to this scam. In fact, last year in Grand Prairie, TX -- just a few miles down the road -- police had at least a dozen cases of similar crimes.

KTVT: “‘They’ll approach them and tell them and say they have a good on an Apple product.’ It’s all very much official-looking in FedEx or Best Buy packaging but inside it’s filled only with wood or paper or something else.”

Officers in both Georgia and Florida have contacted Grand Prairie police with information on similar crimes.

Officials told KXAS -- this kind of scheme often picks up in the months leading up to Christmas. So consider yourselves warned.

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Moral of the Story: Don't Buy Gas Station iPads

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Nov 9, 2012

Moral of the Story: Don't Buy Gas Station iPads

Image Source: Grand Prairie Police Department

BY LOGAN TITTLE
Anchor Megan Murphy

A brand new iPad for just $200?!? Sounds too good to be true. Oh, and you’re buying it from a stranger at a gas station? Ok, now something sounds really fishy... But apparently not fishy enough to stop Dallas woman Jalonta Freeman from handing over the cash. Here’s KXAS.

“He was like ok i gotta hurry up and stuff and he drove off FLASH If you turn on the back it actually looks like an Apple iPad and when you turn it to the front it has the prices and stuff and when she was turning -- it’s a mirror.”

Freeman told the station, she felt stupid, but she’s learned her lesson never to buy anything on the streets again.

Freeman isn’t the first person to fall victim to this scam. In fact, last year in Grand Prairie, TX -- just a few miles down the road -- police had at least a dozen cases of similar crimes.

KTVT: “‘They’ll approach them and tell them and say they have a good on an Apple product.’ It’s all very much official-looking in FedEx or Best Buy packaging but inside it’s filled only with wood or paper or something else.”

Officers in both Georgia and Florida have contacted Grand Prairie police with information on similar crimes.

Officials told KXAS -- this kind of scheme often picks up in the months leading up to Christmas. So consider yourselves warned.

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