Kijiji Scam Inquiry - Sold an empty box
Long time lurker. Unfortunately my first post is going to be in the scammers section. It seems I've just been potentially scammed and I wanted to know if anyone had any input. (I also tried to search these subforums prior to making this post but couldn't find close enough information).
Long story short, I made a rookie mistake of not opening the box of a PS4 Pro. The insides were not exactly empty, but everything was replaced with random cables and miscellaneous items (supposedly to match up the weight). The selling price was $450 which wasn't particularly fishy as it was the going price on average. I had been BST for over 5 years on Kijiji and CL and I guess this one time I was a bit careless.
The phone number seemed to be a burner number as I can no longer call it and texts bounce back.
My question is, for a $450 loss... Is there anything that can be done involving police?
That would be a question I'm wondering but part 2 of the question gets tricky...
The ad title specifically said "PS4 PRO BOX - IN HAND" and description stated "as shown in pictures" and the only picture was... you guessed it. Just the box.
So ultimately, does that wording within the ad screw me for any potential legal action? And for curiosity, if that wording was regularly worded, ("BNIB PS4 PRO" for example), would the police even be able to help?
Thanks in advance for any help!