Online scam victims bought electronics but received bricks

A father and his two grown children have been arrested for the alleged fraud

Police say the culprits operated a bogus website with a name similar to that of a real online elctronics store

By Oliver McIntyre

A 52-year-old man and his two grown children, aged 29 and 32, have been arrested for allegedly operating a fake online store selling electronic goods which were never sent to those who purchased them.

The trio allegedly used a website with a name similar to that of an actual online electronics store, and offered products including mobile phones, video game consoles and other home electronics. However, when people purchased an item on the website, what they received in the mail was not the product they had ordered but a package filled with bricks, salt or reams of paper, said National Police officials.

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