Buyer beware on purchasing the latest smart phone

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A reminder to cell phonebuyers - be careful where and how they buy the latest and greatest smartphone.

Tucson News Now wasrecently told by Marana Police that two men walked right into a northwest sideVerizon store and stole four cell phones from the display counter just lastweek.

Officials are warning thatthese stolen phones are ending up online, and they want buyers to be aware.

It can be common forcustomers to come into stores and learn that the phone they have recentlypurchased is in fact stolen.  Officialsare warning if it is too good to be true, it probably is.

The best way to protectagainst buying a stolen phone is to buy it from a reputable dealer.

Stay with Tucson News Nowfor more on how the U.S. wireless industry is helping to deter smart phonethefts and to protect consumer data.

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