January 23, 2018 9.26 am This story is over 70 months old

Boston iPhone scam: Estonian woman who moved to UK three weeks ago claims she is latest victim

Another person has come forward.

An Estonian woman who moved to the UK just three weeks ago has expressed her despair and outrage after claiming that she is the latest person to fall victim to an iPhone scam run allegedly by a Boston teenager on Facebook.

Ksenia Viksne, 29, said she has lost £310 after giving the woman money for an iPhone 7 which has not been delivered.

Speaking to Lincolnshire Reporter, Ksenia said she saw the phone advertised on the Facebook Marketplace on Sunday, January 21.

Her claims have parallels to the experiences suffered by Hertfordshire dad Calum Beaton and Nottingham woman Helen Graper, who both fell foul of the apparent scam.

After contacting the woman, who in the messages goes by the name of Chloe, Ksenia said that she paid the money but lost contact with the teenager who told her she was going to post the phone to her.

Ksenia, who now lives in London, has also reported the incident to Action Fraud.

She said: “I know that people try to get rid of unwanted things on Facebook at cheaper than ordinary prices.

“I’m just really upset about this and want her to be brought to justice.”