A Sudbury man has warned others to beware of the “savvy” con artist who tricked him out of an envelope of over a grand in cash when he sold him three iPhones.
Ross Gerrie thought he was selling his three iPhones — two iPhone 11 Pros and one iPhone 12 Pro — for £1,650 in cash to a dealer who claimed to be setting up shop in Ipswich.
However, when the buyer left his home in Great Waldringfield on Sunday, May 30, after what appeared to be a successful swap, he realised he had been duped with an envelope full of newspaper wrapped in a £10 note.
“I counted the cash when he came into the house and then he must have switched them,” he said.
“It was like a magic trick, really quite savvy and all done in the blink of an eye. I don’t know how he did it.
“He asked me to show him out afterwards and I was told by police it’s so his…