A man who handed over £500 in the street for two new iPhones was left disappointed when he discovered he had been sold a bag of sugar. The victim was fleeced by a street trader in Manchester city centre at around 3pm on Monday.
He was walking through Piccadilly when he was approached by a man, who offered him an iPhone 6s.
The would-be-customer struck up a deal, withdrew £500 from a cashpoint and handed it over for two of the devices.
After money was handed over, the street trader swiftly left and when the man opened his purchase he found only a bag of sugar.
GMP City Centre tweeted: “Another day, another scam. Man hands over £500 for two iPhone 6s in Piccadilly and is now the lucky owner of a very expensive bag of sugar.”
Inspector Phil Spurgeon added: “We’d like to remind people that if a deal seems too good to be true, it usually is. You’re either buying a fake or stolen article, or something completely different.”