Braintree: Another victim of TV seller scam

Another victim falls prey to the “I’ve got a great deal for you on large screen TV’s, meet me in the parking lot of the south shore plaza” scam.

The latest victim, a man from Rhode Island and his son recently agreed to buy five Sony 65-inch LED 3D televisions for $3,250.

When the man and his son met the “seller” at the South Shore Plaza parking lot, in Braintree, a man named “Obie” gave them a Sears receipt for the TV’s in exchange for the money.

“Obie” went into sears to presumably get the 5 televisions.

The victim then waited for over an hour outside the store for his merchandise, he finally went inside and found out his receipt was a fake, and that he had been scammed out of his money.


About Christine James

Christine James is the Managing News Editor, and anchor at WATD. She has been a fixture here since 1990. Along the way in her WATD newsroom journey, she has won numerous broadcast awards including the Associated Press and Edward R. Murrow National Award for "Best Newscast."