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Couple Duped By Potato For Laptop Fraud

A couple were duped by a fraudster who sold them a bag full of potatoes in place of a laptop.

According to tech news site Tech Watch (opens in new tab), on Tuesday, a man approached a couple walking on the Huntingdon High Street and offered to sell them a laptop which was placed in a rucksack.

The couple saw the device and agreed to buy it for £650.

BBC News (opens in new tab) reports that the couple paid the amount after they withdrew it from an ATM machine. However, they later found that they had bought a rucksack full of potatoes placed neatly in a cardboard box, instead of a laptop.

According to the police investigating the complaint, the perpetrator is a white man, at least 6ft tall with reddish brown hair. The man wore light blue coloured jeans and was unshaven.

“I am appealing for anyone with information about who this man might be to contact police. I would also urge people to only purchase goods from genuine companies and make sure they know exactly who they’re buying from,” said PC Lorna Owen of Huntingdon Police Station. monitors all leading technology stories and rounds them up to help you save time hunting them down.