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Scammed on Kijiji with a fake Galaxy S5 phone. Should I contact the police?
I was recently scammed in person, in a cash for goods exchange. Received a fake Galaxy S5 placed in an original S5 box with accessories.
Checked the phone, looked legit- took it home and realized some of the functions did not work properly. Connected the phone to a rooting program, found out its a fake chinese octo-core phone. The guy even placed the original labelled screen protector on it.
His email and name were clearly fake- and after ip tracing the email, found out he used a proxy through Washington. Phone number he used is now disconnected (probably through a burner app which generates fake numbers for temporary use. We met at a coffee time in Richmond Hill.
So basically I have no information or connection to him. Shelled out $500 and wondering if I should go to the police with his fake email/ number/ and kijiji ad id number.
I'm assuming the police won't lift a finger to trace back the email/ registration used for the kijiji ad or trace back his fake number through the provider.
Any tips are very appreciated. This happened in Toronto by the way.