BBC Magazine has a mini-bestiary of modern-day quasi-technology scams — all of which are new to me — that its readers have recently run into. I’m particulary fond of this one:
Mobile scam – My friend was walking down the street one night when one man asked him if he wanted to buy mobile phones and then opened up a carrier bag with about 15 phones. My friend went to the ATM to withdraw 200 pounds. When walking home with the bag he opens it up to find a bunch of Mars bars instead of phones. The bag had been switched.
Darren Senerat, Kent