Just thought I'd give you a heads up on a scam going around. One of my good friends got screwed because of this.
This is according to my friend as he was buying something at future shop at the time of the incident.
A guy driving around the Future Shop on Scott Road and 75th Ave, stops my friend and asks for directions to the airport. My friend gets out of his car (he is parked by the way) and gives the guy directions. Anyways, this guy is Italian and says that he is a Representative for Armani and so forth and was in town for some Fashion Week. He hands my friend his card and says that he has some sample Leather Jackets in his car (Which Is Rented By The way) which he brought to display at the Fashion Week. He says he wants to give my friend a Gift for his help. Anways, my friend being the huge idiotic fashion moron (meaning a bit too much into clothes) looks at the Jacket and likes it.
The guy says that he has all these samples and will sell them to my friend for a ridiculously low price since he does not want to pay the excess baggage charge on the flight. Now I don't know what it was, maybe the guys smooth Italian accent but my friend forked over $700 bucks for 8 fake ass leather and suede jackets thinking he got a killer deal. After leaving, my friend checked the website and so forth listed on the card and found out it was all a scam. He is absolutely devastated at the moment and I keep asking him how could you be suckered into buying something from a car!!!?!?
My friend said that this guy showed him his Italian passport and rental car documents to solidify that he was out of town. I asked what the car was and if he got the plates. He didn't get the plates but it was a Silver Dodge Caliber. By the way, the guy's name was Pasquale or something.
Long story short, I checked this thing on the net and it seems this scam has been taking place all around the globe.
Just want to give a heads up. Incase someone encounters this guy, call the cops. I doubt my friend will get his money back. I've asked him to bring over the jackets just so I can see how good/bad they really are.
BTW, anyone want some leather jackets..??