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Fake iPhone Scam in Russia

Fake iPhone Scam in Russia

Posted November 5, 2008 at 8:15pm by iClarified · 24901 views
Fake iPhones are being sold to unsuspecting victims in Russia in an increasing common scam according to EnglishRussia.com.

They are often being sold in the manner of a big rush, something like “Look, bro, I don’t have enough money for my train/plane tickets or whatever, but I’ve got a real iPhone, look the battery is dead but when you turn it on pushing the power you can see an apple logo for a while, so just charge it and you have an iphone!”. So people fall on this and then bring such devices to the service centers where they are being disassembled, and what a surprise - inside there is no anything looking like iPhone inner stuff but only two batteries and a light bulb lighting an apple logo shadow when the power button is being pressed, also there is a bar of steel so that the phone can weigh like a real thing.

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Fake iPhone Scam in Russia

Fake iPhone Scam in Russia

Fake iPhone Scam in Russia

Fake iPhone Scam in Russia

Fake iPhone Scam in Russia
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harry in russia
harry in russia - November 6, 2008 at 4:45pm
Forgot to mention.. China and india are third world countries also, doesn't mean they're doing it too. You have to understand the russian mentality :D
harry in russia
harry in russia - November 6, 2008 at 4:44pm
what would they do with the rest of the phone? keep it for wut? they'd need to find a broken phone to put the real stuff in huh? wouldnt that cost money too? it's not about 3rd world or not. Just ppl are smart in a different way :)
dt
dt - November 6, 2008 at 4:35pm
No matter what, Russia will always be a 3rd world country.
manit
manit - November 6, 2008 at 5:52am
Thanks for info. I work near Paveletsky railway station in Moscow)
Liton
Liton - November 6, 2008 at 3:35am
OMG how big fake peoples are exist in the world!!!
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