Chinese Scammers Counterfeit an Entire Apple Store!

We've all been there. Buying an iPhone 7SG off the street from a kindly gentleman, only to find once we get home that it's counterfeit! And when we try to return it with the sales receipt written on the back of another receipt, he and his stained carpet of devices are gone! Don't we feel like fools! We tell ourselves never to buy high-end electronics off a street corner again and stumble into an official Apple retail location in Kunming, China.


Well, imagine the look on our face when we discover that the entire store is fake!

Proving that there's no counterfeiters quite like Chinese counterfeiters, the blog BirdAbroad discovered that scammers have erected and operate a fake Apple Store -- an authentic facsimile down to the very tables. The report reads:

"RP and I went inside and poked around. They looked like Apple products. It looked like an Apple store. It had the classic Apple store winding staircase and weird upstairs sitting area. The employees were even wearing those blue t-shirts with the chunky Apple name tags around their necks."


And get this: The facade looks so genuine, the employees actually believe they're working for Apple! The logos, the posters, the set-up -- it all looks so real that the frickin' staff is convinced!


As the couple perused the fake store, they were cornered by plainclothes security for taking pictures. The couple then sweet-talked their way out of the jam by "hinting" that they were fellow Apple employees from the States. Security permitted them to continue taking pictures.


The kicker: After the couple left, they came across TWO MORE fake Apple Stores around the corner.


And tell me, wouldn't you be fooled?



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