An Adelaide woman has been duped in what appears to be a Facebook Marketplace scam after she was given a selection of random items disguised in a cardboard box.
The Craigmore woman named Debbie spent $550 on what she thought was a 65-inch flat screen TV.
Instead, she was instead given a bag of cat litter, a bag of sugar, a hammer and two books.
However, CCTV footage has captured the moment the man behind the scam arrived at Debbie’s north Adelaide home to deliver the TV at about 11.30am on Tuesday.
She told 9News the man offered to carry the TV into her home, before he accepted the money and drove off in a red Ford.
Unfortunately, when Debbie realised she had been duped, the man had already left the premises. He also later deleted his Facebook profile.
Following initial investigations, South Australian Police confirmed they have closed the investigation pending further information.
“All lines of enquiry have been followed in this investigation and the identity of the suspect couldn’t be established,” a spokesperson said.
Warning her community of the scam on social media, Debbie said other people had come forward with similar experiences involving the seller.