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'New' Verizon Phone From eBay Comes With Porn

Consumers buying gadgets and games sometimes discover questionable, and even illegal, items hidden in the packaging or sitting dormant in the device's memory. One eBay shopper, going by the name Lillian, recently noticed illicit material on a supposedly new cell phone, according to The Consumerist.

Lillian purchased her Verizon phone from a reputably reliable eBay source with almost impeccable feedback from previous sales. When the "new" LG Chocolate arrived, Lillian grew wary of its origins, as it came in packaging not associated with a new Verizon phone. The screen also possessed a few light scratches, and the phone came with a non-LG charger that fell apart when Lillian handled it. Lillian also noticed that the indicator in the phone's battery compartment revealed that the phone may have been dropped in water.

Still uncertain if she had been duped (C'mon, Lily!), Lillian scrolled through the device's "MyLinks," and discovered shortcuts to a variety of Spanish language sites, including some that displayed pornography. iQue lastima! At this point, Lillian finally realized something was amiss, and turned to The Consumerist for help. The Consumerist watchdogs wisely recommended she familiarize herself with eBay's security policy, and that she also file a complaint.

Almost every eBay shopper, at some point during their online bartering, has fallen victim to dubious auctioneers, although this phone's faulty packaging would have probably tipped most of us off right away. Sorry, Lillian. Although, to be fair, maybe the seller acted with honest intentions, knowing that the phone, despite its previous status, would be new to Lillian. Buyer, beware! [From: The Consumerist]

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