Please make sure your iPhone is genuine if you are planning to buy an iPhone in Shenzhen, China.
According to report, hundreds of fake iPhones were seen thrown out in the street of Shenzhen District from an 18th floor window as knockoff dealers attempted to rid themselves of evidence during a police raid.
According to M.I.C. Gadget, local authorities received a tip about an unlicensed cellphone in the Huaqiangbei district of Shenzhen.
So, the officers visit the workshop and knock the doors. No one answers so they bashed in. Four men were burning papers and documents in the apartment at that time. The officers then found ten thousands of Nokia phone stickers and not-yet-burned customers database. The database is awesome, includes all provinces of mainland China, except Tibet. However, the most surprising discovery is that four big boxes of shanzhai cellphones were thrown out of the windows before the officers bashed in. About a thousand cellphones were thrown, and that includes 656 fake iPhones with 140 cases, 284 Nokia phones with 460 cases, 69 Sony Ericsson phones.
Luckily no one was hurt by the falling phones.
Police are reportedly cracking down on knockoff dealers since the World University Summer Games will be held in Shenzhen this August. Authorities don’t want foreigners to come across these knockoff products which could affect the image of the city.
[ Via micgadget ]