Young people scam KFC by buying and reselling free groceries


Five students in China cheated on the fast food chain KFC. According to local media, the young people cost the brand more than 200,000 yuan, or more than 30,000 dollars (about 60,000 Mexican pesos).

It all started when one of them, Xu, discovered flaws in the brand’s purchasing system in 2018 and started ordering groceries for resale.

Young people scam KFC by buying and reselling free groceries
Young people scam KFC by buying and reselling free groceries

Xu, who had placed package voucher orders in a company application, later requested a refund of that money through WeChat. Another option he used was to trick the KFC app through a package coupon and other application that helped him get the grocery code without paying.

The young man, who had benefited from this method since April 2018, decided to share the secret with four other people.

Thus, the five people involved were sentenced to two years and six months in prison for “fraud” and one year and three months in prison for “mediating criminal methods” in the Xuhui District of Shanghai.

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In accordance with Global peopleAuthorities found that regardless of his method, Xu was using data from the KFC app system and the KFC WeChat customer self-service ordering system asynchronously to commit this act. “There was no mechanical failure or defect in the system itself, and its behavior was misleading.”

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