Apple to Present Plaque to Korean Police for Cracking Down on Sale of Fake Accessories

Apple will express its gratitude to Korean police for seizing fake accessories worth 1 billion won ($892,000) by presenting a plaque to officers at a local police unit, reports The Korea Herald.


As a token of thanks, Donald Shruhan, senior regional director for Apple's Asia-Pacific operations, will visit the Bucheon Sosa Police Station in Bucheon, Gyeonggi Province, on Friday to deliver a plaque of appreciation to investigators who arrested local distributors of fake Apple charging cables and earphones.
The fake products are said to have come from China, although authorities are still trying to work out how they made it into the country. The distributors are reportedly under investigation on suspicion of fraud and trademark violation, said the paper's sources.

Apple has a history of suffering from counterfeit Apple products originating from China, with authorities breaking up counterfeit iPhone rings and shutting down fake Apple Stores in the country down the years.

In 2015, one Chinese company was even caught selling fake versions of the then yet-to-be-released Apple Watch for $30 a pop at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.



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19 weeks ago
A plaque? Wow Apple, what do they need to do to get a Coffee mug or engraved Key ring?
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19 weeks ago

How about offering a donation to the cop’s families?


Lol, while I do hear that corruption & bribery is an enormous part of the culture there... I think the point here is that they are happy about a stand AGAINST that type of thing.
A suggestion to bribe cops seems incredibly sleazy and weird.
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19 weeks ago
Splendid job by the police.

The plaque is a nice gesture by apple. They didn’t need to, however, it’s a good way of displaying recognition.
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19 weeks ago

A plaque? Wow Apple, what do they need to do to get a Coffee mug or engraved Key ring?


The remit of police is to enforce laws, not to work for tips.
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19 weeks ago

How about offering a donation to the cop’s families?


You seem to be missing the point, Apple doesn’t owe anyone any type of donation simply because of the Police ‘cracking’ down on fraud. That’s part of Police responsibility, in their job requirements, at least Apple is recognizing them in general. They don’t owe anyone donations for doing their duties and responsibilities in which they are obligated.
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19 weeks ago

A plaque? Wow Apple, what do they need to do to get a Coffee mug or engraved Key ring?


It's just recognition. Apple doesn't have to give the police force anything really...
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19 weeks ago
A Burger King crown would have been way cooler. Only marginally funnier though.
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19 weeks ago

A plaque? Wow Apple, what do they need to do to get a Coffee mug or engraved Key ring?

How about offering a donation to the cop’s families?
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19 weeks ago
(Cop bar)
Remember that time we made a billion won bust Lee?
I do Kim because we hung that plaque on the wall right there...
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19 weeks ago

Especially without going against bribery internal policy or against Korean police bribery policy. Gifts of no value or no indirect value that causes consideration for value to be exchanged is ok.


That's true. Most places will not allow "gifts" of considerable value, since it is a conflict of interest (e.g. could be considered a bribe or influence). I know this. I've worked at hospitals, and we hospital employees are NOT allowed to accept gifts or cash from grateful patients or their families, since that would (in theory) influence how we cared for patients.

But gifts of nominal value are (often) allowed. Like maybe buy them coffee or donuts, or a catered lunch for the PD.
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