The on-going London Olympics gives rise to probably the largest scale of lottery scams on Sina Weibo. Numerous legitimately-sounding Weibo accounts started to spread prize-for-everyone lotteries betting on China Olympic team’s gold medal counts.
Counterfeiting in China has apparently reached a new level. Chinese consumers, young in particular, start to buy fake “Sent from my iPhone” and “Sign in from my iPhone” signature lines – words showing up on social networks that make people believe you actually own a real iPhone.
Does anyone care for a facetime call with their deceased friends? The Chinese would probably say yes should there be WiFi in the afterlife. iPhones and iPad 2 appeared on the list of sacrificial-offerings at this year’s Tomb Sweeping Day (Qingming Jie). Not grey market ones, but fake paper ones.