Teenager conned on eBay

A teenager from Bilborough, Nottingham has received a full refund after paying £450 for a photo of an Xbox One. Peter Clatworthy thought he had bought the new console on the online store, eBay, but it turned out he had been conned.

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Teenager hit by Xbox scam receives free console

A teenager hit by an internet scam has finally received an Xbox One after a generous donation from his local electronics store.

Peter Clatworthy, 19, thought he had paid £450 for an Xbox One on eBay for his four-year-old son McKenzie for Christmas.

The 19-year-old said he was 'overwhelmed' by the gift. Credit: ITV News

However, instead of receiving the next-generation Xbox, he was sent a picture of the console from the seller with "thank you for your purchase" inscribed on the back.

After hearing about the episode, Nottingham electronics company CeX decided to donate an Xbox One to him in time for Christmas.

Peter Clatworthy had actually paid £450 for this picture of the console. Credit: PA Wire

Mr Clatworthy paid tribute to the generosity of the store during an interview with the Nottingham Post: “This shows there are some nice, kind people out there and it’s really overwhelming. I can’t thank them enough."

The 19-year-old said his son would be "over the moon" with the gift.

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Teen refunded after paying £450 for picture of an Xbox One on eBay

A teenager from Bilborough, Nottingham has received a full refund after paying £450 for a photo of an Xbox One.

Peter Clatworthy thought he had bought a new console on the online store, eBay, but it turned out he had been conned.

The 19-year-old wanted to buy the Xbox One for his son.

Peter Clatworthy considers the photos he was sent Credit: ITV News Central\
The picture Peter was sent Credit: ITV News Central