Watch What Happens When a Guy Confronts a Craigslist Cellphone ‘Scammer’ in Texas [Video]

Now, that’s a Texas stud! I enjoy watching a man with a spine take down a dirt bag. We bought an expensive phone years ago on eBay and got ripped off, so I can relate. We didn’t have the option of a face-to-face though. This guy nailed it… I would wager the scammer was trying to sell him another stolen phone or he would not have refunded him the money, he would have just given up the other phone. He absolutely meant to rip the Texan off, so his apology was somewhat less than sincere. He’s lucky the Texan didn’t take it out of his ever-living hide and by the looks of our intrepid hero, he could have done the deed with very little effort.

A Texas man confronted a Craigslist seller who sold him a stolen phone. (Image source: YouTube)

From TheBlaze:

A Texas man, when he found he had apparently been scammed in a Craigslist deal, figured out a way to confront the seller. And he filmed how it went down.

In the description of the video he posted to YouTube, the man, going by the username GTX GUNS, wrote that the incident happened back in October 2013, but he just posted the video this week on the website.

“I purchased an iPhone for my wife on craigslist for $560 the day before this video was taken,” GTX Guns wrote. “My friend was sent to meet him in a parking lot, upon inserting her SIM card that evening, AT&T shut our entire phone plan down. Apparently the iPhone he sold me was stolen and that’s all AT&T would tell us.”

GTX Guns, not to let the “scammer” get away with it, arranged another meeting, telling the Craigslist seller that he wanted an iPhone for himself. They met again the next day.

With a camera from inside his car rolling, GTX Guns told the seller how this situation was going to play out.

“You said your name was Zeke?” he asked. “We’ve got two options, Zeke.”

He went on to explain the situation with the phone being reported stolen and said, “so here’s our choices today: I either want my $560 or I want this phone.”

“And if this one is reported stolen, he filmed you pulling up,” GTX Guns said, pointing to the driver in his vehicle. “He’s got you on camera now, he’s got this car and I will find you.

“So those are the options. Which one do you want to go with?”

The seller refunded GTX Guns the money and said he “didn’t mean to do that.” He apologized and said he just buys and sells phones, perhaps not knowing the phone itself was stolen if he bought it off someone else.

“I really didn’t mean to do that,” the seller said, handing over $700, according to GTX Guns.

This video should serve as a warning not only to those in Austin, but everywhere to be exceedingly careful and cautious when conducting ANY business on Craigslist. It can be very dangerous and costly. There are grifters and criminals all over the place out there these days looking for marks. I really hope that someone turns this thief into the police – that was the only thing the Texan missed doing – the whole incident and video should have been sent to the cops to take this guy down. In my opinion, it looked like the Texan was packing. He was concealing a weapon on his right side which was very smart, especially when dealing with suspected scum like this. The scammer was lucky he was given a choice and that he didn’t make the wrong move.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

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