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  • Robbers Use iPads On Craigslist to Bait and Trap Victims


    If you see a cheap iPad on Craigslist, be very careful in pursuing the deal. Robbers located in Uniontown, PA have been using Craigslist to bait and trap potential buyers in non-populated parking lots, where they would then be robbed by armed men instead of being sold the iPad they had intended to buy. The iPads were listed at insanely low prices on Craigslist to draw the victims to the robbers. There is no word yet on the type of iPad being sold or the prices they were listed at.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Cox of Uniontown Police
    However, when they arrived in Uniontown, they were instead met by armed men who, at that point, robbed them...of several hundred dollars. One was forced at gunpoint to withdraw money from an ATM.

    The victims were pretty shaken up, and it was very clear they were totally unaware of what they were walking into.

    If you are traveling somewhere to purchase an item, always do some research on the area you're traveling to and investigate as much as possible about the validity of what you're trying to purchase.
    Three victims in total were reported, however there is no word on the robbers being involved with more robberies from the same scam. The robbers are still at large and have yet to be caught, which is bad news for the community around them since one successful robbery can lead the men into a misguided mindset that they can get away with it again. Hopefully, the men are brought to justice before they have the chance to ruin the day of more innocent people.

    The iPad market is definitely large and with these rough economic times upon us, desperate people will do almost anything to make a quick buck even rob people. iPad scams have been reported on a global scale, with this robbery event being the latest. There will continue to be more and more iPad scams as long as the device is in large demand because it's easy to take advantage of.

    It may be hard to resist an opportunely-priced iPad, however you should be careful when buying iPads on Craigslist, or anywhere else for that matter, for ridiculously low prices; it could be a scam. Never accept a deal from someone online to take place in a lonely parking lot, rather you would be far better off processing a deal in the middle of a populated area where help will be all around you should things go south.

    If you are looking for a good deal on an iPad, you should check with your family and friends first, or consider looking on the refurbished section of Apple's Web site. At least with these methods you may spend a little more, but walk out without being harmed.

    Sources: WTAE via iMore
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Robbers Use iPads On Craigslist to Bait and Trap Victims started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 51 Comments
    1. Agent929's Avatar
      Agent929 -
      Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
      Maybe 'you' would hit random people but I wouldn't miss my target!!! I'm assuming you don't own a weapon nor have any idea about gun safety...

      Thanx for coming to bash our comments...you're soooo cool now! Hey everybody, look how awesome RKSWAT is for posting his hater comments (LOL)!
      I totally agree!
    1. H4CK3R's Avatar
      H4CK3R -
      It's a sick world we live in.
    1. luvmytj's Avatar
      luvmytj -
      Quote Originally Posted by Darkflame View Post
      Well where I live they don't allow tasers. A bottle of sulfuric acid works just as good. It also helps authorities identify the assailant should he/she get away.
      The way the system works, the criminal will sue you for disfiguring them and you'll be paying them for the rest of your life.
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by luvmytj View Post
      The way the system works, the criminal will sue you for disfiguring them and you'll be paying them for the rest of your life.
      Ha! I know, right! Our justice system can be ridiculous sometimes.
    1. raduga's Avatar
      raduga -
      Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
      Ha! I know, right! Our justice system can be ridiculous sometimes.
      It's not the justice system to blame.
      It's the fact that in our society we have guns and iPhones, which are inherently incompatible.

      Get rid of either one, problem solved!
      Since most people like their guns more, we should probably ban iPhones.
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by luvmytj View Post
      The way the system works, the criminal will sue you for disfiguring them and you'll be paying them for the rest of your life.
      Not as bad as I have read about in other countries. People won't even stop to help anyone because the hurt people began to claim it was the person that helped were who hurt them because they would be there when the cops showed up.
    1. raduga's Avatar
      raduga -
      Quote Originally Posted by Cer0 View Post
      Not as bad as I have read about in other countries. People won't even stop to help anyone because the hurt people began to claim it was the person that helped were who hurt them because they would be there when the cops showed up.
      what countries?
    1. GClassFenix's Avatar
      GClassFenix -
      I think that that's the only reason my country doesn't allow me to buy stuff online since my country is full of robbery
    1. Venom1234's Avatar
      Venom1234 -
      Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
      I always bring a gun w/ me when selling/buying using Craigslist...

      And I ALWAYS meet in a publicly crowded place.

      Just sayin!
      This is why I do the same, if someone wants to rob me they can meet my .45 first. Enough said.
    1. TTGSteve's Avatar
      TTGSteve -
      That's absolutely pathetic. No way I would deal with someone via Craiglist in a secluded parking lot.
    1. raduga's Avatar
      raduga -
      Quote Originally Posted by Venom1234 View Post
      This is why I do the same, if someone wants to rob me they can meet my .45 first. Enough said.
      Guns are for cowards.



      anyone tries to jack my phone, I will cut you