Before coming to Taiwan for travel, a 40-year-old male Chinese national surnamed Cheng allegedly purchased four counterfeit iPhone 6 phones to pass off as the real thing. It is alleged that Cheng intended to sell the phones for a high price to make money for his “travel fund.” As it turned out, however, an extremely astute buyer noted down Cheng’s name and entry visa information before buying a phone, and, on realizing it was a fake, immediately contacted the police. Cheng was then barred from leaving the country and arrested.
The suspect said because he trusted a friend who told him that the iPhone 6 was the hottest and most popular mobile phone in Taiwan at the moment, he went to a large electronics market where he spent 1,200 yuan on two iPhone 6 Plus handsets and a further 900 yuan on two iPhone 6 handsets.
Cheng said that after he arrived in Taiwan, his traveling partner did not have time to show him round, so he wasn’t able to sell the phones at the tourist spots. Furthermore, the arrival of Typhoon Dujuan meant he had to stay in his hotel room the whole time and could not go out. This meant that, as he was about to leave the country, he was still holding on to the unsold counterfeit phones. Following interrogation, the case will be transferred to Taipei District Court for investigation by prosecutors in connection with fraud offences and the Trademark Act.
(Liberty Times, Translated by Edward Jones)
Photo: Liu Ching-hou, Liberty Times
鄭嫌表示，因聽信友人說台灣現最夯最流行的手機是iPhone 6，所以至大型電子市場內分別以人民幣1200元購買兩支iPhone 6 plus、900元購買兩支iPhone 6。
1. astute adj.
精明 (jing1 ming2)
例: Emily is an extremely astute businesswoman.
2. note down v. phr.
記下 (ji4 xia4)
例: I noted down the car’s license plate, then immediately called the police.
3. the hottest adj.
最夯 (zui4 hang1)
例: Who is the hottest singer in Taiwan at the moment?
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