Ex-student pleads guilty to $895,000 fake iPhone scam

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The scam involved swapping out counterfeit iPhones for real ones.
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An ex-Oregon engineering student from China has pleaded guilty to a scam involving counterfeit iPhones.

Quan Jiang and another student, Yangyangg Zhou, were involved in a scheme featuring imported fake iPhones. They then swapped them out for legit devices under Apple’s warranty scheme. The scam cost Apple a massive $895,800.