Malaga man jailed for selling juice as iPhones

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A MAN has been jailed for almost a year and a half and fined €2,160 for offering mobile phones for €500 but handing over cartons of fruit juice instead.
The accused advertised iPhones for sale on a secondhand sales website and masqueraded as a messenger who arrived at buyers’ homes, took the cash and ran before they had time to open the packets and discover the swindle.
A Malaga Provincial Court found the man guilty after hearing that at least three people fell for the scam, one of whom had handed over €2,500 for what turned out to be five cartons of juice from a supermarket.

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