A man in China found his iPhone 6, bought for RMB2,400 through Wechat, was a counterfeit after discovering its operating system was Android instead of Apple’s IOS, according to mainland newspaper Morning Express.

A fake iPhone 6 sold in China. Photo: pchome.net

The report said authorities in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province received calls for help earlier this week from a man who said he bought a fake iPhone 6 from an online shop. A day later, another victim came forward saying he bought three of the fake gadgets for the same price. Investigators later found the phones were sold by a local woman, aged around 20.

The suspect said she was selling the phones for a friend in Guangdong for a commission and had no idea they were fake.

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Vivienne Zeng

Vivienne Zeng is a journalist from China with three years' experience covering Hong Kong and mainland affairs. She has an MA in journalism from the University of Hong Kong. Her work has been featured on outlets such as Al Jazeera+ and MSNBC.