Apple Conned Out of About $1 Million by Understudies in iPhone Fix Trick: Report
Two Chinese understudies in the US territory of Oregon purportedly hoodwinked Apple out of almost $1 million in iPhone substitutions and are currently experiencing preliminaries in a government court against criminal allegations.
The trick started in 2017 when designing understudies Yangyang Zhou and Quan Jiang began pirating counterfeit duplicates of iPhones from China to the US, The Skirt wrote about Thursday.
Later they would send the iPhones for a fix or supplant, asserting that their (phony) gadgets were not exchanging on, the report referred to The Oregonian to state.
In many cases, Apple replaced the fake goods with real iPhones, which cost the company an estimated $895,800 (roughly Rs. 6.2 crores), the report said.
The real iPhones that came in replacements would then be shipped to China.
Jiang allegedly submitted 3,069 warranty claims and Apple granted 1,493 replacement iPhones as a result and lost nearly $900,000 from this scheme.
According to federal complaints, both Jiang and Zhou claim they did not know the phones were fake, the report added.
While Zhou is being accused of illegally exporting goods, Jiang is facing charges on illegally trafficking in copied goods and committing wire fraud, the report noted.