Ps 5 – Troy police warn of potential scams when reselling PlayStation 5
TROY, Mich. – Police are issuing a warning to anybody attempting to promote one of many hottest vacation presents on the resale market.
Troy police stated they’re investigating a number of instances of individuals being scammed whereas reselling the PlayStation 5 gaming system.
“I listed this item on Facebook Marketplace and this guy reached out to me. He was just saying, ‘Hey I’m interested, can we meet up?’ I said ‘Sure. I’d prefer to meet in a public space,’” stated one sufferer.
The person stated that on Nov. 18, he met the client, who was driving a Dodge Charger. He stated as he was counting the cash, the client received into their automobile and drove away.
“While I was counting, the bills, I found out that half of them were singles. He basically got away with it and paid me less than half of what he was supposed to,” he stated.
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Troy Police are noticing extra scams involving the PlayStation 5.
“Troy is not unique. This is happening unfortunately not just in Troy but around the country,” stated John Julian with Troy Police Division. “Another one happened, actually as brazen as it sounds, in the circle driveway of our parking lot, right in front of our main doors. It’s actually labeled as a Craigslist safe zone.”
The second incident additionally occurred on Nov. 18. The suspect was driving a Dodge Charger. They requested to have a look at the PlayStation 5 and drove off with out paying.
Police imagine the 2 incidents are linked as a result of they each occurred on the identical day and the suspect was driving the identical sort of automobile. Police imagine they might be focusing on extra individuals on-line as Christmas approaches.
Police advise that should you’re going to satisfy and promote objects, go together with a good friend and have your cellphone prepared in case one thing goes mistaken.
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