The 21 year old placed an ad on Gumtree claiming she was looking for a few iPhones, to which she received a response from a woman claiming she had two iPhones brand new and in the box.
The women met at a McDonalds where the transaction took place. She paid for the iPhones, but did not look inside the boxes since they were sealed and allegedly new. However, when she went home, she noticed she had received two Apples (the fruit).
Gumtree spokeswoman Niki Hennessy said the company took the safety and security of its users seriously.
"We are continually improving processes and user education to make Gumtree the safest possible platform for buying and selling," she said.
When purchasing an iPhone online, always make sure to meet up in a safe area and pay for the item after you inspect it thoroughly (make a call, verify no liquid damage, etc).
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