A Texas woman bought an iPad that turned out to be a mirror!
Jalonta Freeman paid $200 for the phony tablet in a scheme experts say tends to pick up around the holidays.
According to NBC News, a stranger in the parking lot of an Arlington gas station approached Freeman offering iPads and laptops at steep discounts.
He told Freeman he would be willing to sell her an $800 iPad at a fourth the retail price.
As reported by NBC News:
"He pulled up beside us, and he was like, 'Hey, I've got some iPads and stuff, and I've got some laptops if you all are interested in buying,'" she said Wednesday.
He offered to sell a brand-new iPad worth $800 for just $200, Freeman said.
With Christmas coming up, she and her family thought it sounded too good to pass up. They gave him the cash, and he quickly drove off, she said.
As we approach the holiday season, be aware of scams! Many are out to swindle consumers out of their money.