Chinese Student Persuaded 20 Boyfriends To Buy Her 20 New IPhones, Which She Then Sold To Buy A House

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A female student in China persuaded her 20 boyfriends to present her with 20 iPhones 7. She then sold the mobile phones on a recycling site to buy a house. As told by BBC Trending, the woman made about £725 for each phone, then used the money to as a deposit on a house. The Typical student team shares the story told by the woman's alleged colleague. The Chinese media dubbed the swindler ‘Xiaoli’. 

 

Swindler Or Not?

 

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Allegedly, Xiaoli comes from Shenzhen, the city in the south of China. It is alleged that the woman sold twenty newly launched iPhone 7 from her boyfriends and then sold them on phone recycling site called Hui Shou Bao for 120,000 Chinese yuan (about £14,500).

Xiaoli bought a house in the countryside, then showed it to a group of friends, allegedly. The questions began when she revealed how she got the money. People who have tried defending Xiaoli explained that she's not from a wealthy family. Her mother is a housewife and her father is a migrant worker. In Chinese culture, Xiaoli has to take care of her elderly parents as the oldest, so she's "under a lot of pressure to buy them a house."

 

20 Mobiles For a House

 

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After the BBC Trending approached Hui Shou Bao to confirm the information. The company spokesperson confirmed they had indeed purchased 20 iPhones from a woman in October 2018. Hui Shou Bao paid 6,000 Chinese yuan (about £725) for each item.

The topic went viral on Weibo with a  hashtag “20 mobiles for a house” searched over 13 million times.

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