(Times of Israel) Apple refused to refund a father-of-two for a purchase of an iPhone unless the man could prove he was not deceased Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.
Sharakat Hussain, 26, was dismayed upon receiving an email from the California-based technology giant claiming that he was on the government's Denied Parties list, which made it illegal for him to be sold an iPhone, according to a report in the Daily Mail.
Hussain, a resident of Birmingham who works as a driver, reportedly bought the device for his sister but tried to get his money back when she rejected the gift. He paid £799 for the phone (NIS3,748 or $972)
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