In US state of Oregon, 2 Chinese students deceived Apple nearly $1 million in iPhone replacements, they were undergoing trials in federal court for criminal charges.
Chinese engineering students Yangyang Zhou and Quan Jiang commenced this scam back in 2017 when they began to smuggle fake iPhone copies from China to the United States, The Verge reported on Thursday.
After that, they would send all those iPhone copies for repair or replace to Apple, claiming that their (fake) iPhones were not switching on.
Unfortunately, in many cases, Apple just replaced the fake ones with the real iPhones which cost Apple approximately $895,800. After that, the new iPhones they got were shipped to China.
Apple granted Quan Jiang 1,493 iPhones in replacements out of 3,069 claims he submitted. For this scheme, Apple lost nearly $900,000.
Yangyang Zhou is accused of exporting goods illegally, on the other hand, Quan Jiang is facing charges on illegally trafficking in copied goods and committing wire fraud.
Although both of them are out of custody, Quan Jiang is being monitored by GPS who was accused back in 2018.
Moreover, last year a Chinese student living in New Jersy on a student visa was caught for selling fake iPhones and iPods to customers for which he made nearly $1.1 million in sales revenue.
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