Return a lost iPhone and get beat up in the process.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by BrandonZ, May 19, 2012.

  1. BrandonZ macrumors 6502

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    Looks like a new scam for good Samaritans

    Rule 1. Always meet in a very public (safe) area.
    http://m.gizmodo.com/5911621/women-returns-lost-iphone-is-rewarded-with-a-brutal-beating
     
  2. ChrisTX macrumors 68030

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  3. sulpfiction macrumors 68030

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    Man, that that story infuriates me. But why? Just to beat up some unsuspecting women? It doesn't make sense. Probably just some random losers. Scumbags.
     
  4. BrandonZ thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Agreed.
     
  5. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    If the entire goal was to beat a person up, I am not exactly sure why they went through all the steps. First of all, they took the risk of their phone not being returned, PERIOD. Then they gave the woman a cash reward, only to take it back? Something doesn't sound right about this story to me.
     
  6. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    And people wonder why people just keep found iPhones.
     
  7. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68030

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    That's why?!?!
     
  8. robanga macrumors 68000

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    Sounds like they offered the reward because they thought it would never be returned without one, and had decided in advance to take it back. The lady likely would have returned it without a reward. Her only chance at not being beat up by the thug couple was to refuse the reward. (course she had no way of knowing that, they handed her cash ..)

    I hope they catch them.
     
  9. macMD macrumors 6502

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    Since she had their contact information from the phone it shouldn't be too difficult to locate them and file a police report and send them off to jail for assault and theft. They gave the cash to her and then stole it back.
     
  10. calvy macrumors 65816

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    In a couple of days, maybe weeks, I'm sure we'll all hear that this story was made up.

    It just makes no sense in so many ways.
     
  11. james92se macrumors 6502a

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    Agree
     
  12. user418 macrumors 6502a

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    Sad commentary on the current state of affairs if true. And people ask why I am so cynical....
     

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