DUNWOODY, Ga. — A woman reported to police July 12 that she purchased a faulty cell phone from a private user online. She said the seller claimed to be selling a new Samsung Galaxy S9 for $250 with the original box and charger. When she met with the seller at Starbucks on Mount Vernon Highway to purchase the phone, they made the transaction before she inspected the phone. Although it appeared to be legitimate, she attempted to activate the phone through Metro PCS before being told that the phone was not real and could not receive service. When inspecting the IME code, she found that it was a clone of another phone.
The seller used the username “Adam” and was described as a white male in his 20s with brown/blonde shoulder-length hair. The user was seen still selling the same phone online. Police confiscated the phone for evidence.