Apple refused to give a father-of-two a refund for his £799 iPhone unless he could prove he was not deceased Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.
Sharakat Hussain, 26, was miffed when he received an email from the tech giant claiming that he was on the Government’s Denied Parties list, which made it illegal for him to be sold an iPhone, reports the Sun. Mr Hussain, from Great Barr in Birmingham, had bought the phone for his sister but tried to get his money back after she did not want the gift.
Due to the high cost of the model, he was told he would receive his money via bank transfer. But after waiting weeks he was still out of pocket. When he finally received an email from Apple, he could not believe his eyes when they asked him to prove he was not the Iraqi dictator. Read more