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    Default New (fake) N3 User

    So I got a Note 3, when I look around for some "tips and tricks" my phone doesn't look like anything out there. My phone is a SM-N900 with 4.3. Thanks for the help everyone.
    Last edited by chitoz28; 02-26-2014 at 06:36 PM. Reason: Update, because it's fake, well I can touch it, but it's not what it seems.
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    Default Re: New N3 User

    Where did you get your Note 3 from?

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N900A using Tapatalk
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    Default Re: New N3 User

    Well, got in a swap deal, he got it from Best Buy.
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    Go in to settings - click on general at the top right and click on about phone at the bottom. It should look like this. If not then you might have a fake.
    New (fake) N3 User-uploadfromtaptalk1393453604454.jpg

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    How does that look?
    New (fake) N3 User-screenshot_2014-02-26-14-30-46.png
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    That does not look quite right to me. Look through this thread and you will be able to tell.
    Here's how to spot a fake Note 3! (For those looking at online marketplaces or unofficial retailers)

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N900A using Tapatalk
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    Here is another screenshot from the main settings screen
    New (fake) N3 User-uploadfromtaptalk1393454610210.jpg

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    I'm about to **** a brick.
    New (fake) N3 User-screenshot_2014-02-26-14-52-05.png
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    Yep you have a fake Note 3

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    Well I guess it was too good to be true. Looks like I'm going hunting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kentuc794 View Post
    Yep you have a fake Note 3

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N900A using Tapatalk
    So who exactly makes the fakes and why? I mean I know there are fake electronics and other products but to fake the n3 seems a bit much.

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    They are made in China. There are fake Iphones, Galaxy s3, notes. What cracks me up is the fake iPhone has android on them.

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    Default Re: New N3 User

    Well, my situation, this guy wanted to trade his Note 3 for an S4, and I did, now he has a legit phone and I have ****.
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    Wow... So sorry about that. I would hunt him down and do bad things that are illegal. If you have your IME number from your phone I would have att shut it off as a lost phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chitoz28 View Post
    Well, my situation, this guy wanted to trade his Note 3 for an S4, and I did, now he has a legit phone and I have ****.
    When my wife got her s4 off of eBay I went through and checked all the registration numbers with Samsung and ATT. Never can be sure these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zapfrog View Post
    So who exactly makes the fakes and why? I mean I know there are fake electronics and other products but to fake the n3 seems a bit much.

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    They fake just about everything but they do get in trouble when they're caught. They fake any brand name goods whether it's clothing to electronics, anything they can copy cheaply and make a big profit on. They're like the mafia or such.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk 2
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    That's a good idea Kentuc, or maybe a STOLEN phone. Of course the ad was deleted, but I did find another ad with his phone number selling marijuana products. I will find him, I will...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsmumbles View Post
    They fake just about everything but they do get in trouble when they're caught. They fake any brand name goods whether it's clothing to electronics, anything they can copy cheaply and make a big profit on. They're like the mafia or such.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk 2
    I've seen plenty of the fake handbags and other designer lines but expensive electronics, that's a whole different ballgame and certainly more involved.

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    They sell a lot on eBay even saying they are fake. They are just knock offs and work good but nowhere near the quality or specs of the real thing. They are fine if you get one knowing what you are getting but to pass one off as a genuine article is a whole other subject. I truly feel the pain chitoz is going through right now.

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    Sorry about that man!
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    Quote Originally Posted by zapfrog View Post
    I've seen plenty of the fake handbags and other designer lines but expensive electronics, that's a whole different ballgame and certainly more involved.

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    There are a ton of fake Xiaomi phones, which are harder to identify as fake here because they're rare in the US. They make tons of fake SD cards and just about everything.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk 2
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    Quote Originally Posted by chitoz28 View Post
    That's a good idea Kentuc, or maybe a STOLEN phone. Of course the ad was deleted, but I did find another ad with his phone number selling marijuana products. I will find him, I will...
    I feel your pain and I hope you are able to apprehend him. I would definitely go the stolen phone route and who knows maybe getting the police involved you will get your s4 back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chitoz28 View Post
    That's a good idea Kentuc, or maybe a STOLEN phone. Of course the ad was deleted, but I did find another ad with his phone number selling marijuana products. I will find him, I will...
    Was it on Craigs list???
    That really sucks.. I would contact the website where he is selling them..
    This is the second fake N3 thread I've seen in the past 2 days..
    Also would have someone call the guy up and set up a meeting to buy something, then it would be on!!
    Good luck, keep us posted..
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    This is the only reason I don't buy used phones... I know most do and it's usually okay but just to many untrustworthy people out there.

    I hope you can get this settled!

    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 3 using AC Forums.
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    Wow, that sucks! I hope you get it resolved.
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