Foreigner suspects he was conned into buying stolen iPhone

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By Brad Rantayy

MIRI, Oct 22: An Indonesian man suspected he was duped into buying a stolen iPhone, prompting him to lodge a police report.

According to sources, the victim in his 20’s had bought the phone from a female seller whom he got to know through social media.

After some negotiations, they met up at an eatery at Jalan Bintang here on Saturday night around 8.30pm to seal the deal.

The victim purchased the iPhone for RM580 from the woman.

However, he realised that the iPhone might be a stolen item, when he attempted to activate it for identification purposes.

He tried to contact the seller multiple times, but to no avail.

A police report over the matter was later lodged at Miri Central police station (CPS). — DayakDaily