iPad 2 fakes made of clay turning up in Canadian stores

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iPad 2 fakes made of clay turning up in Canadian stores
A bizarre rash of clay iPads are being discovered at Canadian retail stores, CTV News reports. Roughly two dozen fakes have been unwittingly sold to customers by major retailers in metropolitan areas of Vancouver by the likes of Best Buy, Wal-Mart, London Drugs and Future Shop.

According to the Canadian-based news outlet, an unscrupulous individual is thought to be purchasing iPad 2 tablets with cash, replacing the devices with bags of modeling clay, resealing the boxes and returning the units for a refund. Repeating this for more than two dozen iPads could have net the wrongdoer over $14,000 in cash, by the way.
The clay approximates the heft of an iPad. Since the box appears to still have its original shrink wrap and doesn't feel empty, customer service employees will typically assume it was never opened and neglect to check what's actually inside. Unsuspecting employees then put the unit back on the shelves for resale.
The resealing job apparently looks convincing and some of the returns even included hand-made clay chargers, showing the perpetrator's attention to detail.
iPad 2 fakes made of clay turning up in Canadian stores - TechSpot News

 
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