The iPhone 12 Pro Max, which smartphone users everyone dreams of, has become a big nightmare for the British woman. Olivia Parkinson, who ordered a new iPhone through British media giant Virgin Media, was left with a nasty surprise. iPhone fraud is very common all over the world. Fake iPhone models, specially made in China, have been victimizing users for years.
Virgin Media’s iPhone 12 Pro Scandal
Olivia Parkinson, who placed the order, posted the contents of the inbox on Twitter on April 14. When Parkinson opened the box, he came across a broken tile the same size as the iPhone 12 Pro Max. Parkinson shared the scandal by tagging the firm. On Virgin Media, sellers can open their online shops and sell. But obviously, the giant media firm does not have a preventive formula for sellers selling fake iPhones.
The incidents began when Virgin Media said it would return within three to five business days. The Virgin Media Twitter account also contacted the defrauded user.
Interestingly, the user contacted Virgin Media customer service and did not receive help with the situation for 7 days. Parkinson, who received the answer that the matter was being investigated, also shared this communication difficulty on Twitter.
Virgin Media has opened an investigation to investigate whether there was any liability in the incident. Virgin Media also tried to get payment for the broken tile sent from the woman, according to the woman, who was a victim of iPhone fraud.
A Virgin Media spokesman said of the fake iPhone scandal. According to this, the firm thinks Olivia is a victim of fraud. The company that closed the shop will return the money it paid Olivia.
UPDATE: @virginmedia are making me liable to pay for the phone that I haven’t received so please retweet this so I can get some help. DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY OR DELIVERY SERVICE. Images below will show what I ‘purchased’ from them, disgusting companies. @YodelOnline pic.twitter.com/LC9PNI0awX— liv (@l1vparkinson) April 30, 2021
Despite the apparent fraud, the firm’s attempt to get the victim to contact the seller drew a backlash. The victim made her last post on April 30. It is not known whether Virgin Media paid Olivia Parkinson.
The iPhone, the smartphone engine, is also the most used smartphone model by scammers.
The smartphone is quite expensive and causes scammers to develop different methods for each new model. Experts recommend that users use shopping channels they trust to avoid being victimized by fake iPhones.