iPhone scammer gets 16 months jail time
Jan 11, 2017 11:01 AM EST
Cai Jiaxiang a 31-year-old Singaporean has been sentenced to 16 months in jail after being caught for selling fake iPhones online. The Singaporean scammer has sold fake iPhones worth $7000 and he has victimized 15 people who thought they are getting a real iPhone7 from him.
Cai Jiaxiang has been involved in plenty of different type of scams over the last decade and he has been in and out of a jail in that period of time. According to Today, it has been known that Jiaxiang has scammed the potential buyers of the iPhone 7 plus. He had promised that if customers do an initial deposit of $70-$280 in Carousel then they would get the phone much faster.
There are about 15 people who are cheated from this scammer but the biggest scam is done with a buyer from Thailand. The Thai buyer has paid over $3620 for three handsets and at the end of the day he had received nothing.
The things got started back in September when iPhone 7 plus was launched in the market when Jiaxiang advertised for the iPhone7. He had promised that he will sell the latest iPhone model to the customers if an initial amount of $70-$280 is deposited to his bank account. There are few people who showed interests in this deal and deposited that amount of money. After Jiaxiang is received the money he would cheat the customers and cut communications with them.
Apart from Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand he had also cheated few customers from South Korea. After the customers who were cheated by Jiaxiang was raised together in a WhatsApp group the incident got attention and as a result, the accused person has received 16 months in Jail.
In order to prevent the incident like this, there is a fair chance that the online stores will come with new kind of law which will ensure more security.