Two Chinese engineering students studying in Oregon put their nerdy skills to misuse and the tech giant Apple, worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The students, Yangyang Zhou and Quan Jiang, ran a scam that started in April 2017 and brought in thousands of Counterfeit iPhones in the United States from Hong Kong. Then they sent it to Apple complaining that they wouldn’t turn on, Cnet reported
In return, they would get new and original iPhones under the company’s warranty system. The genuine devices were shipped abroad and sold for hundreds of dollars. The students earned from the profits.
Court documents reveal that 1,493 of the 3,069 warranty claims obtained a replacement iPhone, with Apple estimating that amounted to $ 895,800 as a result.
Zhou is accused of filing false export declarations, while Jiang is accused of good traffic counterfeiting and wire fraud.
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