Samsung Attempted To Bribe A Customer To Keep His Note 7 Explosion Footage Private

Posted: Oct 20 2016, 10:49am CDT | by , in Technology News


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Samsung Attempted To Bribe A Customer To Keep His Note 7 Explosion Footage Private

The previous weeks have not been very pleasant for Samsung. You may be thinking the company had seen its worse when it set for a recall twice and then actually cancelled the Galaxy Note 7 device all together. Well you have got it wrong. Instead, the matter has just worsened for the big tech giant right after the accusation that Samsung tried to bribe a customer for the footage of his handset catching fire.

As per a report by the NewYork Times a former fire fighter from China made a video of his Galaxy Note 7 catch light. Samsung in return offered him a replacement device and also cash just to get hands on the footage. According to the Report a Samsung Employee visited his house that day and offered him a New Note 7 along with $900 as compensation only on the condition that the footage would remain private.

Mr Zhang on the other hand refused very angrily. Only weeks before the phone had been recalled in the US, Samsung had reassured its Chinese customers that the phone was very much safe to use. Mr Zhang stated he only brought the phone because the company said there was no problem in the Chinese lot. He further said this is an issue of deception and the company actually cheated Chinese customers.

Samsung has been previously accused of such dirty tricks before as well when it supposedly tried to slow down a user named Michael Klering from Kentucky. The user threatened to show the world the mishap with the replacement phone. On that incident Samsung was given an egg on its face when a message supposed to be sent to a fellow Samsung employee was sent to the customer.

The message said that lets try to slow him down or see if he actually does it. And now we have another report of such an incident when the company is up to no good and actually trying to shove everything under the carpet instead of giving an actual resolution.

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