Teenage dad hit by Xbox scam receives full refund and the real thing
A teenage dad from Nottingham fell for a scam on Ebay and received the photo of an Xbox afer paying £450 for the real thing. But what sounds like a parent's worse Christmas nightmare turned into a heart warming story.
Peter Clatworthy, a 19-year-old student of Bilborough said he had saved up for months in order to get his son the Christmas present he really wanted. Four-year-old McKenzie had showed he really liked game consoles, so his dasd set off to get him the best he could afford.
Unfortunately though, the teenager fell for one of those insidious internet scams that cause so much nuisance to the less alert buyers.
Mr Clatworthy in fact was attracted by an ad for an Xbox One at £450, and resorted to buy it despite the listing stating it was a photo of an XBox One Day One edition console.
When he received the photo, it even had a “Thank you for your purchace” written on the back. Needless to say, Mr Clatworthy was left fuming and contacted Ebay straight away in order to get a refund. The website duly comply to refund also cancelled the user who created the scam.
So far, sp good, but if you think about it, a young father was still without the in-demand console he wanted for his son's Christmas present.
And that's when things start to take an unexpected twist, this time a pleasant one: bosses at CeX in Nottingham were so touched by Mr Clatworthy’s story that they decided to donate him the real thing, a brand new Xbox One. In what can be undeniable a generous publicity stunt, the high street electronics company has also managed to show its most humane face and ensure a brilliant Christmas for the Clatworthys.
Staff at CeX’s store in Exchange Walk, Nottingham city centre, presented the teenager with the console for his son last Saturday, with plenty of time ahead to get it nicely wrapped up for the day.
Mr Clatworthy was reported to say “I’m just overwhelmed by the reaction to the story." “All I wanted was a refund," he added, "I cannot believe this. This shows there are some nice, kind people out there and it’s really overwhelming. I can’t thank them enough”