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TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -
With demand for the new
iPhone 5s and 5c through the roof, many people are looking online to buy the
new smart phones.
Dick Eppstein of the Better
Business Bureau says while there are many legitimate sellers on the Internet,
some scammers are looking to take advantage of the excitement of the new iPhone
If a deal seems too good to
be true, it probably is. Advertised prices much lower than retail price are the
first sign of a fraudulent ad. Bad
spelling or grammar is also a good indicator. If a seller will only accept a
wire transfer, not credit cards, it could be a scam. Ads posted by scammers
often do not have complete information, and will not have a street address or
Sometimes scammers will try
to appeal to your emotions. Craigslist ads with a sad story are often a scam.
Shoppers should also look out
for fraudulent security seals on websites.