Some PS5 resellers were targeted by bogus buyers, who are actually armed robbers. This happened after the victims agreed to have a meetup with their consumers.  

[VIRAL] PS5 Resellers Face Armed Robbers! How Can You Avoid Bogus Buyers?
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Right now, PlayStation 5 is still one of the most in-demand gaming consoles in the market. Because of this, online sellers and other companies are having a hard time meeting the rising demand for gaming gadgets. 

Some fans are forced to purchase PS5 from scalpers, even if they are offering them for a hefty price. But, others are willing to commit crimes just to grab a PS5. 

This is what happened in Canada. Here's what happened in the latest robbery involving PlayStation 5 resellers. 

PS5 Resellers Face Armed Robbers! 

According to PSU's latest report, the PlayStation 5 resellers were robbed by armed individuals. Authorities confirmed that four PS5 consolers were stolen after meeting up with the fake buyers. 

[VIRAL] PS5 Resellers Face Armed Robbers! How Can You Avoid Bogus Buyers?

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Mile End station displays signage after being rebranded 'Miles End' in relation to Marvel's Spider Man: Miles Morales as the PS5 goes on sale in the UK, on November 19, 2020 in London, England. The first generational upgrade to Sony's line of Playstation consoles since 2013, the launch has seen pre-orders sell out within hours and websites crash as retailers attempt to keep up with demand.

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Luckily, the victims were not hurt or injured at all. The robbery happened last Jan. 6 in Ontario, Canada. After the incident, police officers were called to the scene at around 7:45 p.m. local time. 

According to their statement, the criminals are around 30 years old. They were wearing cloth masks, a black bubble jacket, and grey pants.  

"Police are reminding residents to take precautions when selling items on any online platform. It's best to meet during the day, in a public place away from your residence, and bring along someone with you," said the responding police officers via Global News

How to Avoid Bogus PS5 Buyers

Right now, identifying a fake PS5 seller or buyer is essential, especially since PlayStation 5 is quite hard to find. 

If you want to avoid being victimized by bogus resellers or buyers, you can follow the simple tips below: 

  • Avoid offering personal information right away, especially details that are too sensitive, such as phone number, place, etc. 
  • If you decide to allow the buyer to visit your house, make sure that you have other trusted people in your home during that time. 
  • Always make sure that your meetup place with the buyer is in a public area. Doing this will allow you to alarm other individuals right away if you are being robbed. 

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