The Simple Scam That Cheated Apple Out Of Over £200k - Learn How
It sounds like something out of an Oceans movie – but this scam was much simpler.
Sharron Laverne Parrish Jr is accused of scamming Apple a whopping 42 times, and cheating them out of $300,000 in the process.
Parrish allegedly tricked Apple Store employees in 16 states starting around December 2012 into accepting fake authorization codes to purchase $309,768 worth of Apple goods.
How we hear you ask? How did he acquire this gluttony of technological goods.
Parrish allegedly visited Apple Stores and tried to buy products with numerous different debit cards, which were all closed by his respective banks. When his debit card was duly declined by the Apple Store, he would protest and offer to call his bank — except, he wasn’t really calling his bank.
He would offer the Apple Store employees a fake authorization code with a certain number of digits, which is normally provided by credit card issuers to create a record of the credit or debit override. (Business Insider refuses to publish the number of digits “so as not to inspire anyone.”)