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What's the scam here - Free TV off a back of a truck

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What's the scam here - Free TV off a back of a truck

I was approached in Flemingdon Park by two young guys in broad daylight in the afternoon, who were trying to give away free Samsung 50" screen TVs.

I didn't engage them much but their story was that they had just won some lottery and they were going to deliver these TVs and now they don't care anymore and just wanted to get rid of them

Wanted to find out what the scam was - but was in a rush and didn't want to be scammed!

For weeks, I've been trying to figure out how they would have scammed me - anyone come across this one before?
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antihero wrote:
Dec 1st, 2017 1:10 am
I was approached in Flemingdon Park by two young guys in broad daylight in the afternoon, who were trying to give away free Samsung 50" screen TVs.

I didn't engage them much but their story was that they had just won some lottery and they were going to deliver these TVs and now they don't care anymore and just wanted to get rid of them

Wanted to find out what the scam was - but was in a rush and didn't want to be scammed!

For weeks, I've been trying to figure out how they would have scammed me - anyone come across this one before?
tv is preloaded with microphones to see when owner is home etc? get a good enough schedule going and ... not such a free tv
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Box full of rocks
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I cried out in despair." RFD user Dingus
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they high story you over to somewhere where there are a few more lottery winners gathered. they steal your underpants.
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There's a dude hidden inside the TV. They have enough rations to last a week, and once the coast is clear, they'll exit the TV, and open your doors for their friends to come Netflix and chill.
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If it's too good to be true, usually is.

WOULD SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!
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hidden camera. becareful
antihero wrote:
Dec 1st, 2017 1:10 am
I was approached in Flemingdon Park by two young guys in broad daylight in the afternoon, who were trying to give away free Samsung 50" screen TVs.

I didn't engage them much but their story was that they had just won some lottery and they were going to deliver these TVs and now they don't care anymore and just wanted to get rid of them

Wanted to find out what the scam was - but was in a rush and didn't want to be scammed!

For weeks, I've been trying to figure out how they would have scammed me - anyone come across this one before?

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