Bengaluru man orders Apple iPhone 11 Pro from Flipkart, gets fake phone instead

A Bengaluru-based man ordered Apple iPhone 11 Pro from Flipkart. He got an iPhone with camera sticker pasted on back of the phone instead.

Online frauds have become relatively common these days. The internet is filled with reports wherein counterfiet products have been delivered to customers. Now in another similar case, a fake iPhone has been delivered to a Bengularu-based man instead of the iPhone 11 Pro that he ordered.

According to a report by the International Business Times, Bengularu-based engineer Rajani Kant Kushwah ordered a 64GB variant of the iPhone 11 Pro on Flipkart. He made the entire payment, which costed him Rs 93,900 after discount, online expecting that the phone would be delivered to swiftly without a hitch. However, to his dismay what he received was not the iPhone 11 Pro that he had ordered.

As per the report, Kushwah got a fake iPhone with a sticker of iPhone11 Pro triple camera setup pasted on the back of the phone where the camera is placed.

While at first glance, the phone that was delivered to Kushwah looks exactly like the phone that he had ordered, that is, the iPhone 11 Pro. However, on looking at the image one can easily spot the difference. In case you aren’t sure, the phone that was delivered to the Kushwah has the camera lenses and the entire rear camera module highlighted using silver linning. However, the rear camera module in iPhone 11 Pro that was launched by Apple earlier this year softly blends into back making it look like a single unit.

The engineer in a statement to the publication said that not only did he get the wrong phone but the unit that was delivered to didn’t run on iOS. “It has android apps mixed along with it,” he said.

He contacted Flipkart regarding the matter immediately after getting the dupe product. The company assured him that his phone would be replaced soon.

In a similar incident last year, a Mumbai-based man ordered iPhone 8 on Flipkart. He made a payment of Rs 55,000 online. However, he got a detergent bar in the box instead.

All in all, you must be careful when shopping online. A few safety tips:

  • Use a good anti-malware program.
  • Optimize your PC’s security settings.
  • Share payment information only with known or reputable vendors.
  • Use a credit card instead of a debit card.
  • Make sure the order checkout area is encrypted.
  • Print or save a copy of your orders.

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