Apple reportedly scammed out of nearly $900K by students’ iPhone scam

April 5, 2019


A pair of Chinese engineering students studying in Oregon allegedly scammed Apple out of hundreds of thousands of dollars, a report said.

Yangyang Zhou and Quan Jiang are accused of bringing thousands of counterfeit iPhones into the US from Hong Kong as a part of the scam that kicked off in April 2017, as previously reported by The Oregonian.

They allegedly send the fakes to Apple, complaining that they wouldn’t turn on, and getting fresh, real iPhones in return under the company’s warranty system. Those genuine devices were then sent abroad and sold for hundreds of dollars, with Jiang and Zhou getting a cut of the profits, according to court documents.

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