Sudbury iPhone scam victim speaks out over cash con


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.

The three iPhones stolen in the scam: an iPhone Pro 12 and two iPhone 11 Pros

– Credit: Ross Gerrie

“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…

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