Honest Johns Conned Out Of Compaq

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 112 months ago
Honest Johns Conned Out Of Compaq

Not the new MacBook
Sometimes the oldest trick in the book is the one that brings home the loot: Haringey council officials have busted a scam at White Hart Lane market in which punters trying to buy a laptop were given the age-old potato switcheroo and walked off with a bag of King Edwards instead. It was just one of a number of scams the investigators turfed up at the market: counterfeit goods were seized by police, while a gambling game in which audience plants lured unwitting gullibles into financial mishap was also broken up. A Haringey councillor warned people to be wary of such scams, but if you're the kind who'd fork over money for a laptop on Hookey Street, there's probably little hope for you. (Image / Matti Paavonen).

Last Updated 02 September 2009