National Crime Prevention Month – Week 1
Counterfeit products are fake replicas produced in a manner that is increasingly difficult for consumers to identify, which is why we recommend always purchasing from a reputable source or directly from the manufacturer. This is the best way to ensure avoiding counterfeits.
It’s not always easy to spot a fake, even when it’s side by side with the genuine product. However, it’s important to know the clues that can help you spot a fake.
Labels with missing punctuation or misspellings – Different fonts or icons – Blurred logos – Poor grammar or typos on packaging and/or products – Sale at an improbable location for the product, particularly street vendors – Low quality packaging – Above all, if the deal sounds too good to be true, and the price is far lower than what you’d expect, it probably is too good to be true!
Report any suspected intellectual property theft to your local law enforcement or stopfakes.gov