Sheffield & South Yorkshire

South Yorkshire 'iPad' scam: Police issue warning

Police in South Yorkshire have issued a warning after a man bought what he believed to be an iPad only later to discover it was a container of water.

The man was approached by two males in Haymarket, Sheffield, at about 17:00 BST on Friday offering what they claimed were genuine iPhones and iPads.

He was originally shown authentic items but they were switched before the sale was made, said South Yorkshire Police.

Purchases should only be made from reputable sellers, police said.

Anyone with information about the incident is being asked to contact police.

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