28 Temmuz 2018 Cumartesi
"Hey, My New Phone Has No Dial Tone"
türkçe links to original Turkish article
(Vatan Newspaper, 28 July 2018)
Suitable for use as bookmarks.
In Istanbul 3 months ago, E.K. filed a complaint with police in
regard to an interesting fraud technique. E.K. explained that
"I encountered someone in front of a phone store who I assumed
to be a genuine phone seller. He was showing a telephone he was
selling, saying "I brought this phone from abroad. It's worth
7,000 TL (about $1,500) but I need money so I'll accept 2,000 TL."
Another couple of people came by and bought the phone so,
thinking that this was a good deal, I bought one, too. But when I
got home and opened the box I found that the 'phone' was just a
cardboard mock-up model." Police began an investigation and
determined that a fraud gang member would show a real phone but
have other gang members come by, feign interest to create a buzz
and dupe normal citizens into taking advantage of this 'great deal'.
Police found that the gang also used this fraud technique in Antalya,
Aydın and Malatya. For example, in a case from Antalya that
shocked even the police, a victim got 145,000 TL in credit from a
bank and bought hundreds of what turned out to be dummy phones.
(!) After the 3-month police investigation, raids conducted
simultaneously in Istanbul, Antalya, Aydın and Malatya resulted in
the arrest of the gang members, who had duped 21 people out of
Phony phone guys.