Two college students in Oregon were allegedly the masterminds behind a deceptive scheme to import thousands of counterfeit iPhones from abroad, and trading them in for legitimate models by filing warranty claims with Apple.
According tocourt documents obtained byNPR, Yangyang Zhou and Quan Jiang are being accused of scammingthe tech giant out of$895,800over the course of one year.
The two men allegedly received the knockoff versions from China, beforefiling warranty claims with Apple, citing "No Power/Wired Charging Issues." The company would then determine the validity of the claims and then send back a brand new phone.
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