It's happened before in Dunwoody. People make arrangements to sell X-Boxes on online classfied sites, customers show up, snatch the gaming system and then run off with the cash.
Bogus laptops have been sold out of a van near Best Buy on Hammond Drive. After a kid went to the bank and withdrew his funds, what he bought was an empty shell of a computer.
Not that these are all related, but fraud happens a lot, based on police reports. And it seems to pick up around the holiday season, say local law enforcement.
Tuesday, something similar happened. A deal was made through the popular online classified "craigslist.org" to sell an iPhone. The buyer employed a novel scam compared to the ones above: he used counterfeit cash, Dunwoody PD said.
Police are warning people to use caution when making these type transactions. A money order or a bank's cashier's check could have been a solution to this apparent theft.