A van selling phones out of the back seems legit.
Via Daily Mail:
A Milwaukee woman trying to get a head-start on the Christmas shopping season paid $100 for a box of potatoes which she thought was an iPhone.
The scam was perpetrated by a man driving around her neighborhood in a black truck with balloons and a sign taped to it which read: ‘Black Friday sale.’
The unnamed woman, who uploaded a video onto LiveLeak telling her story, said she made sure the man tested the phone to see if it worked.
After she agreed to buy the phone, she took what she thought was the box with the iPhone in it and went home.
But when she got home, she was shocked to discover that the box was filled with potatoes.[…]
‘He hands me an iPhone 6, I’m playing with, turning it around, checking it.
‘I ask him to call the phone and he showed me the number and I’m like “cool, it’s legit. It’s ringing. It’s working. I want it”.
‘Right? Wrong. He turns around and puts the phone in the box with a piece of paper, he hands it to me, I hand him the money, I get in my car and drive home.
‘I sit at my kitchen table about to play with the phone… The box is heavy, and I get home, and this n***** sold me a box of potatoes!
‘A box of potatoes for $100 this n***** gave me one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven cut up potatoes,’ she says.
In the video, she then stabs each potato with a pen.
To add insult to injury, the woman found an Android charger in the box – which is incompatible with the iPhone.
‘What the heck am I supposed to do with this!? I am so hurt right now imma have to go to jail, imma go outside and imma find these old n******.
‘What am I supposed to do with — oh you almost made me cuss.’