One of the most painful things that can happen to anyone is to purchase a phone from town and get home only for your brother to tell you that you have been duped because the phone is a fake.
No one would want to spend his hard-earned money on fake gadgets. However, the fact is that there are a lot of people using fake phones without knowing because they do not know how to detect that the phone they are holding is fake.
Today, phone companies are always releasing new gadgets every year. Some smartphones have become very popular because of their quality and features.
Phones from brands such as Tecno, Samsung, and Itel have become common in Ghana due to their price range which ensures that almost everyone can get their hands on one.
This has paved the way for some fraudsters to dupe unsuspecting people by selling them a fake version of these phones.
In this article, we will be looking at some of the ways through which you can spot if the phone you are about to buy is fake or not.
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Spotting Fake Tecno
When you decide to purchase a new Tecno smartphone, you should check to see if it is an original phone or not.
It is quite easy for people to detect whether they are holding a fake Tecno or not. All you have to do is to visit a website, http://gc.tecno-mobile.com/index
This site was created by Tecno to enable people to check if their phones are original or not. Once you reach the website, you will then be asked to input the IMEI and VC number of the phone you are buying and you do exactly that. The site will then let you know if the phone is original or not.
Spotting Fake Infinix
Due to the popularity of Infinix in Ghana, there are a lot of people that are holding fake Infinix phones but they do not know.
One of the things that made the Infinix brand more popular is when they signed Ghanaian Dancehall singer Shatta Wale, as their brand ambassador for the Infinix Hot 8 smartphone.
Just like Tecno, Infinix has also made it possible for its users to check the originality of the phones they buy.
You will have to open a website. you will have to visit the infinix verification tool site at, http://gv.infinixmobility.com/
You will then have to input the IMEI number of the phone and the VC number as well. The site will then show you results which will let you know if the phone is original or not.
Spotting Fake Itel
Spotting a fake Itel phone is very similar to the procedures above. You will have to visit a site which is, http://www.itel-mobile.com/global/support/genuine-phone-check
As usual, you will input both the IMRI number of the phone and the VC number and then wait for the website to verify them for you.
After the results have been shown to you, you will then be able to tell if the phone that you are about to purchase is a fake one or an original one.
How To Find The IMEI And VC Numbers
If you do not know how to find both your IMEI and VC numbers, there is a way to get that done.
Go to the dialer of your smartphone and then input the code *#06#. The phone will display the IMEI number for you.
To check for your VC number, check the battery inside the phone or the back of the phone. It should be there so you will be able to see it.
As you can see in this article, I took you through the methods that are used to detect whether a phone is fake or not.
Make sure that whenever you are buying a smartphone, you conduct this test to check that you are being given an original and not a fake.
This is why a lot of people complain about their phones spoiling early because they are using fake phones and not original ones.