A warranty fraudster tricked Apple into replacing 1,500 fake iPhones

A warranty fraudster tricked Apple into replacing 1,500 fake iPhones

Apparently, some counterfeit iPhones are good enough to fool Apple itself -- especially if they can't be switched on. Quan Jiang, a Chinese national living in Oregon, allegedly took advantage of that by running an elaborate warranty scam that ultimately defrauded the tech giant out of almost 1,500 iPhones. According to Bloomberg , Jiang imported the fake iPhones from Hong Kong and has now pleaded guilty to trafficking in counterfeit goods in federal court. Previous reports say he operated with a partner named Yangyang Zhou, who was accused of submitting false information on an export documentation. Zhou has pleaded not guilty.