Category Archives: Fraud

Reference: Malcolm Gladwell

Tipping Points? Malcolm Gladwell Could Use A Few

Malcolm Gladwell Unmasked: A Look Into the Life & Work of America’s Most Successful Propagandist

Ouch.

And I’ll rat myself out. I mentioned Gladwell in several posts here.

(In my weak defense, I was thoroughly unimpressed with his David and Goliath and wouldn’t even waste time on a post damning it.)

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Compilation Of Xiaomi News

iLevon shares some information that seems to indicate three 4G phones are coming from Xiaomi.

Weibo:

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Xiaomi’s Outright Theft Of Balmuda Design

More than one site in China has pointed out disturbing similarities between the design of the new Xiaomi air purifier and one from Balmuda.

It’s now reached peak plagiarism, with an article at Sina Tech pointing out how Xiaomi basically ripped off most of Balmuda’s design [Google Translate].

Balmuda released an official statement alleging design plagiarism [Google Translate].

Really, if this was to go to court and before a jury, Xiaomi would lose big-time [Google Translate]. Everyday people might not know a thing about aerodynamics and such, but they can damn well tell a rip-off when they see one.

This is a big black eye for Xiaomi. They should be ashamed.

It’s time to retire your damn copying machine, Xiaomi, and let your designers do their jobs.

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More Counterfeits: JiaYu Phones

Warning: JiaYu warn of fake JiaYu G4S and G5S models flooding the market

Always remember many Chinese sellers — and some middleman sellers — abide by these Rules of Acquisition:

Once you have their money, you never give it back.

And:

Satisfaction is not guaranteed.

So you should abide by this one:

Always know what you’re buying.

Previously here:

Fraud Alert: Fake Xiaomi Power Banks On Amazon India
Fake: Xiaomi And Apple Store
Alert: Fake CUBE Parts On Taobao
Fakes: Counterfeit MiBand, Phony MiCar
Counterfeit Xiaomi Power Banks
Counterfeiting Strikes Chinese Power Banks

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Teclast Dual-System X98 Air 3G: The Scam

Just four days after notifying everyone that they selected one hundred “exclusive” people to get the new Android-Windows dual-system Teclast X98 Air 3G, Teclast announces this today via Weibo communiqué:

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Fraud Alert: Fake Xiaomi Power Banks On Amazon India

Same-day update: Headline changed to reflect this is Amazon in India, not U.S..

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Fake: Xiaomi And Apple Store

Aside from looking like MiBand Day here, it’s also looking like Fake Day.

Weibo communiqué:

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Alert: Fake CUBE Parts On Taobao

Weibo communiqué alert:

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Fakes: Counterfeit MiBand, Phony MiCar

A Weibo communiqué about counterfeit MiBand sales:

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The Meizu Vs. Xiaomi Weibo War: Meizu Busted

Poor Wang Jun! Offered 5,600 yuan to raise a “water army” (“navy”) to spam Weibo accounts on behalf of Meizu — and he didn’t get paid because the scheme was exposed!

The details are here (use Chrome or Bing Translator).

And “KOL” turns out not to be “thugs” — although they were used as such in this instance — they’re “Key Opinion Leaders.”

Previously here:

The Meizu Vs. Xiaomi Weibo War, Part Three
The Meizu Vs. Xiaomi Weibo War, Part Two
Meizu Vs. Xiaomi Breaks Into Public War

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