A scammer could be posing as a doctor to trick you into buying a new device, and you might not even realize it until it’s too late.
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We’ve got a lot of work to do,” said Lisa Fong, an executive director at the Canadian Association of Medical Consultants.
Fong said she’s received many complaints about the new device from Canadians over the last year.
She said she is getting calls from people who think they bought the device and have been asked to pay more than $800 to return it.
“We’ve been getting people who say, ‘Well, I was hoping to purchase the device for about $500 and then I saw it went for $1,500.’
So, I think they have made a very, very bad purchase.”
Fong says she’s also received calls from a person who bought a new iPhone for about the same price.
She said she hasn’t been able to get the person to provide proof of purchase or a description of the device, but is investigating the situation.
The AP contacted the makers of the new iPhone, Apple and Samsung, but did not hear back by press time.
A Samsung spokesperson said the company has never been contacted by the AP.