Posted: Aug 9, 2012 10:18 PM by Kristy Davis
Updated: Aug 9, 2012 10:18 PM
BATON ROUGE - Buyers beware. You may be be offered an inexpensive iPad by someone on the street. Don't take the bait because it's likely fake.
One Baton Rouge woman says she was tricked into buying one. A man approached her at a gas station on Airline Highway. She says, he suggested she "name her price." He even let her look at the packaging and bubble wrap.
She paid $100 for what she thought was an iPad.
But, when she got home she found it to be anything but an Apple product.
"You know, I started pulling the bubble wrap off and said, this is fake.'"
It turned out to be a large picture frame with silver tape on the back and a paper "Apple" symbol.
She says it looked legitimate through the layers of packaging.
Police in the New Orleans area believe the scam started in Mississippi.