There’s a reason why you should be shopping online only from popular and trusted websites, or you might end up with a defective or fake product. And that happens often. A Chinese woman ordered an Apple iPhone 6s online, and what she received was a Pear Phone!
Identified by surname Zhao, the woman believed that she had bought an Apple iPhone 6s, but when she received the product, she discovered that it was a Pear Phone instead. According to NetEase, Zhao discovered a fantastic deal online and bought the fake iPhone 6s for $525 (3,400 RMB).
Zhao then received a message from the scammer that her iPhone had been confiscated by the customs authorities and she needed to pay $772 (5,000 RMB) more for retrieving the product. The scammer assured Zhao that the customs duty would be refunded completely after she had received the product.
Unfortunately, Zhao fell for the scam and transferred the said amount to the con artist. She did finally receive the package, but what she found inside the parcel was an iPhone clone with a pear on it instead of an apple. Of course, what happened next is predictable. The seller blacklisted Zhao, thus making away with her $1,300 in exchange for a knockoff that probably did not even cost $100.