It seems to simple. You then ask Apple for a new iPhone because of you, a broken namaakversie, does not want to start. According to the terms of the warranty, you have a number of months are entitled to a free repair, which in such cases usually boils down to a new iPhone. Then let you that fresh, real unit by accomplices abroad sell again. So rings the cash register for all parties - except for Apple of course.Read also the Scammer sends Google and Facebook fake mails and more than 100 million euros --
That damned plan would Yangyang Zhou and Quan Jiang, two engineering students from China with a student visa in Oregon stayed in the practice. According to the indictment, they would the trick have successfully repeated with more than a thousand imported fake iPhones. The two students have now been indicted. They deny that they knew it to be counterfeit iPhones went.
The federal court began in april 2017 with the research, after the customs, at least five suspect shipments from hong Kong with a suspected counterfeit iPhones in attachment had taken. They intercepted under three shipments from China with 95 namaaktoestellen that were intended for Zhou. The police plumbed more than 200 warranty-applications for Apple in the name of Zhou above and noted that he vervangtoestellen had received.
Jiang came in sight of the officers as one of the importers and was questioned. He admitted that he arranged loads of 20-30 iPhones was sent by an employee from China and that he the devices one by one to Apple sent to them for repair. The new iPhones that Apple him anxious, he returned to China shipping for sale. For “that work” as his lawyer calls it - was Jiangs mother in China will be reimbursed. She put the money in an account where Jiang from the US could handle. Jiang itself spoke of some two thousand smartphones, for which he is in 2017 Apple's compliance with the warranty terms had required. In total, Jiang linked to 3.069 such requests. Sometimes he did it by himself in person, sometimes via the online support of the techgigant.