Facebook marketplace sale in Melbourne goes horribly wrong after buyer is attacked and is scammed out of $1,700

A trio were viciously attacked by a group of young men after confronting them about a fake iPhone they bought for $1,700.

A Melbourne man claims he bought an iPhone from one of the men on Monday via Facebook marketplace, but realised he’d been scammed when the phone didn’t work.

The buyer, along with two friends, decided to confront the seller and tricked him into getting inside their car.

The two men sat on either side of the seller in the back seat while the woman drove around Richmond, east of the CBD.

‘We told him that we don’t want to spoil your life by going to the police station, we just want our money back,’ the buyer’s friend told 7News.

A man and his two friends were attacked by a group of young men (above) after confronting them about their dodgy Facebook Marketplace sale

A man and his two friends were attacked by a group of young men (above) after confronting them about their dodgy Facebook Marketplace sale

The buyer said: ‘We were trying to convince him that whatever s**t you’re doing bro, this is bad. You’re so young.

‘He said, “I’m a hustler, I want easy money”.’

The seller reportedly tried to escape the car several times, even while it was moving, and called his friends to confront the trio once they pulled over.

When they did, they were attacked by the group of young men.

Shocking footage shows the group pushing and throwing rocks at the buyer and his friend while the female driver stands to the side.

In the middle of the chaos, the seller jumped onto the car and smashed its windshield.

Stunned onlookers called police but the group fled the scene before officers arrived.

The buyer drove the seller around Richmond while asking for his money back - when they stopped, the seller smashed the windscreen of the car (above)

The buyer drove the seller around Richmond while asking for his money back – when they stopped, the seller smashed the windscreen of the car (above)

Now, the buyer hasn’t just lost $1,700 on the alleged fake phone but also needs to pay for damage to the car.

‘Do not trust a kid on Facebook Marketplace,’ he said.

Victoria Police are investigating the incident and encouraged online marketplace users to use Safer Exchange Sites – special CCTV monitored areas outside 24-hour police stations.

Source: | This article originally belongs to Dailymail.co.uk

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