Fake iPhone 13 priced at Rs. 53000 selling like hot cakes! Apple fans fooled

    A gang of cheats selling duplicate China-made Apple iPhone13 models has been caught by Noida Police. Know how they fooled Apple fans.

    By: HT TECH
    | Updated on: Dec 02 2022, 17:11 IST
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    A gang selling duplicate Apple iPhone 13 models was busted by Noida Police. (HT Tech)

    Have you recently purchased an Apple iPhone 13 model? If yes, you need to check if you have an original iPhone or a fake one. A gang of cheats in Noida have been selling duplicate China-made Apple iPhones to people at very low cost. According to a report by PTI, the Noida Police on Thursday claimed to have busted the gang selling duplicate iPhones in the national capital region (NCR).

    According to the police, the gang lured potential buyers of iPhone 13 by offering them the premium phone priced at Rs. 53000, which is much lower than the model's usual market cost of around Rs. 66000. The gang purchased duplicate phones from Delhi markets for just Rs. 12000 each but would buy genuine iPhone boxes costing Rs. 4500 from Chinese online shopping portal Alibaba along with Apple stickers worth Rs. 1000 each, the police informed, according to PTI.

    These duplicate iPhone 13 models along with genuine stickers and boxes would cost Rs. 17500 each to the gang but were then sold by them for Rs. 53000. They also used a mobile application to show an IMEI number to gullible buyers to deceive them, police added. Also, police have recovered 60 duplicate iPhones from the possession of three members of the gang.

    "The three members of the gang have been arrested and 60 duplicate iPhones recovered from their possession, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central Noida) Saad Miyan Khan said," as informed by PTI in a report.

    How to check if your iPhone is genuine?

    This is what Apple's page will show after you enter your iPhone's serial or IMEI number. (Apple)
    This is what Apple's page will show after you enter your iPhone's serial or IMEI number. (Apple)

    You can check if your iPhone is real or fake with the help of the serial number or IMEI number. All you need to do is visit the official website of Apple or click on the link https://checkcoverage.apple.com/in/en and enter the serial number or IMEI number printed on the Apple box. If your device is fake, the website will inform you about the same.

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    First Published Date: 02 Dec, 17:10 IST