An Australian woman paid $1,200 for two new Apple iPhones over website Gumtree, but opened the box to find just fruit inside.
The 21-year-old had posted an ad asking if anyone had a smartphone for sale.
She was soon contacted by another woman who said she had “two Apples” up for grabs.
The pair met at a McDonald’s restaurant where the woman handed over her cash for what she thought were two new iPhone boxes.
Failing to check the product before leaving, it was only after arriving home that she realized the cartons only contained apples.
Cops in her Queensland town of Upper Mt Gravatt, near Brisbane, said it served as a warning for people to be “wary” when buying items online.
“Don’t stay away because most people are doing the right thing, but be smart about what you buy,” Senior Constable Jess Hopkin told the Herald Sun.
“If something seems too good to be true, it probably is. It’s really just common sense.”