Man Swindled in Auspicious Phone Number Scam

Man Swindled in Auspicious Phone Number Scam
Oct 09, 2014 By eChinacities.com

A man in the popular shopping area of Xidan was scammed by a mobile phone salesman when he was lured in by the promise of a lucky phone number.

Mr Gu came across a sale in Xidan that caught his eye: if you buy a Samsung W2014 phone worth over 10,000 RMB, you can get a lucky phone number ending in 999999, considered to be extremely auspicious in China, for free. Not one to pass up the chance of extra good luck, Mr Gu bought 8 of them, for the grand total of 90,000 RMB.

However, once he had paid up, the store manager informed him that in order to get the sim cards with the lucky numbers, he must pay a further 100,000 RMB in phone credit. Mr Gu was of course, displeased with this and tried to return the phones; however the manager refused. The two argued for a while, and Mr Gu eventually managed to return six of the phones, getting under 60,000 RMB back as a refund, and no lucky phone numbers.

Source: news.163.com

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Keywords: 000 RMB for Auspicious Phone Number 999999 Man Spends Over 60

12 Comments

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1

bill8899
comment|51678|81937

I guess they had his number.

Oct 12, 2014 16:36 Report Abuse

2

Englteachted
comment|51574|263127

And who the fuck pays 10,000rmb for a goddamned 3.7 inch flip phone?

Oct 09, 2014 23:00 Report Abuse

3

Nessquick
comment|51590|103576

some lucky man :D

Oct 10, 2014 10:40 Report Abuse

4

Englteachted
comment|51592|263127

9999 Your lucky day, as in you are making me lucky.

Oct 10, 2014 12:16 Report Abuse

5

Englteachted
comment|51573|263127

Being stupid does not equate to being swindled.

Oct 09, 2014 22:57 Report Abuse

6

tbh66
comment|51565|84606

Dumb shit, deserved to lose money. I think his next phone should end in 4444

Oct 09, 2014 19:52 Report Abuse

7

Sinobear
comment|51582|57378

Hey...I'd pay good money to get a number with lots of 4s...no one wants to call you.

Oct 10, 2014 06:32 Report Abuse

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tbh66
comment|51584|84606

Good point

Oct 10, 2014 07:53 Report Abuse

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Linda_is_awesome
comment|52034|307798

hAHAH YES

Oct 25, 2014 12:12 Report Abuse

10

Stiggs
comment|51560|276259

Spending 90,000 on 8 phones.. how lucky can a lucky number really be ?

Oct 09, 2014 19:09 Report Abuse

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Englteachted
comment|51591|263127

And he was so stupid that he couldn't get a discount.

Oct 10, 2014 10:48 Report Abuse

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Lord_hanson
comment|51555|279026

If the business is in a shop he can find the person easily. He should contact whoever is in charge of the guys business licence and complain.

Oct 09, 2014 18:34 Report Abuse