Most travellers are familiar with the urgent scan in an airport for an available power outlet, so that you can charge up a dying device before boarding a flight.

Now, airport pranksters are preying on traveller’s desperation for battery power with a new trick. 

The jokesters are placing stickers of fake power outlets at airport gates and then watching with amusement as people unknowingly attempt to plug their charger into a sticker.

The stickers look realistic, causing even the savviest to fall victim to the stunt.

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Sadly, the prank has gained a lot of traction and has started occurring in airports all over the world.

“Whoever put up this fake sticker of an open outlet at the airport, you are now my enemy for life,” one person said on Twitter.

The stickers have been placed in various places around the airport, including on garbage bins.

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According to The Sun, the pranksters are getting their hands on these fake power point stickers by purchasing them online. 

Have you seen one of these power outlet stickers while travelling? Let us know in the comments below.

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