Back again! Call it the ‘white van scam’ though the vehicle could be any colour.
In the rip-off, you are contacted in a parking lot by someone in a van who says he has to sell a home theater system at an unbelievable price, accompanied by a story of why he must sell the electronics which he assures you is not stolen.
One Regina man – who does not want his name used – was approached in Harbour Landing this week.
“So he showed me it,” he said. “You could see a retail price on the box of $2700 bucks.”
He said the guy seemed legitimate, and was willing to sell the home theater sound system for $300.
Of course the system is highly inferior, worth maybe $50.
Check for “white van scam” on the internet.
Regina Police said it may not be illegal, but it is certainly a case of buyer beware.