What Is An Apple Scam?
In this scam, scammers tell victims that they or their loved ones are about to experience misfortune, which they can prevent by performing a ritual. As part of the ritual, money or valuables are placed in a plastic bag or container. Victims are told that the bag or container can only be opened a few days later or the ritual will not work. When the proper time has passed, victims open the bag to find that the valuables have been replaced by worthless items like fruit, newspapers or sugar.