“Five seconds, just five seconds, all the iPhones 6s are gone!” Chin Lan reports for M.I.C Gadget. “[As] we have reported previously, the sales of iPhone 6S is messing up in Hong Kong. No kidding at all! It is almost impossible to purchase an iPhone 6S over here, because all the iPhones go straight into scalpers’ stock inventory.”
“We previously reported Chinese scalpers use a “special” Windows software for bulk iPhone purchases, and today, we discover the way they work with the software,” Lan reports. “So first of all, the reason why a team of scalpers have so many Apple user IDs is that the accounts are purchased from Hong Kong citizens. A Hong Kong citizen will get paid for 600 HKD (about $76.90) for providing an Apple user ID to a scalper. However, he/she needs to provide his/her credit card details, national (Hong Kong) ID number, and Hong Kong home address to the scalpers too. If you are willing to give them these details, you will get $70 of ‘reward.'”
“But you can only do this kind of business for once, because Apple will jot down your Apple ID details after you have made a purchase of iPhones,” Lan reports. “Apple is doing this to avoid customers to purchase the iPhone 6S repeatedly. Namely, the Apple user ID and Hong Kong ID that you are providing to scalpers have to be a clean sheet that has not made any purchase for an iPhone previously. We have no idea how are the scalpers going to find this out though.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Why are people so willing to give up such personal and financial information to strangers? We can’t imaging handing over our Apple IDs and credit card details to some scalper for any amount (within reason), much less $75.