Chinese scammers arrested for exchanging fake iPhone parts with original ones at Apple

Chinese scammers arrested for exchanging fake iPhone parts with original ones at Apple
China's cold war on Apple turned warmer after CEO Tim Cook himself apologized for what the Chinese authorities deemed unfair after sales practices and the like, on what could be considered a crusade against some reputable industry brands over there.

The Chinese registered the effort, the media had only good things to say about the apology, and now it turns out that some of their own were actually involved in scamming the customer service of Apple by presenting counterfeit iPhone parts for the real, but damaged thing, and obtaining new original ones in exchange.

After getting the originals, employees at a store that sells iPhones, would wrap the real parts in back covers, put in a battery, and sell them as iPhone 4S gear for a tidy profit. Apple warmed up to the scam recently, informed the store owner and the police, and the shop engineer plus boyfriend were cuffed in the beginning of April.

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8 Comments

1. MCrapp

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 07, 2013

I don't see any difference between original parts and not original! All make in China! Apple USA company! HA! HA! HA!with one year warranty!

2. Dingy_cellar_dweller

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Sounds like the counterfeit iPhone parts were damaged or not working and replaced with working parts, otherwise why bother.

3. misterbogus

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 15, 2013

its the chinese.. what to you expect? they're born to scam everybody! XD

4. Shrihari

Posts: 104; Member since: Jan 29, 2013

But some times some of the amazing things are done only by chinese

5. thelegend6657 unregistered

like amazing scams

7. misterbogus

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 15, 2013

yeah.. like that amazing fake fireworks display when they were the host of the olympics.. and also, that amazing girl gymnast which has a fake age.. now let's see, what else did they fake for the sake of profit/fame? oh! you are aware that they are the source of all counterfeit items of branded items like nike, tommy hilfiger, louis vuitton and the likes? bottomline is, they don't give a s**t when it comes to intellectual property rights and no one is suing them! AMAZING right?! so yeah, amazing things are done only by the chinese.. i give you props for that..

6. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

CHINA. So, it's expected to happen. The people there, in the name of maximising profit, will use any underhanded tactics.

8. lovenyc8

Posts: 164; Member since: Mar 13, 2013

apple should be giving work to amercians not the Chinese they got what they looked for

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