Counterfeit Electronic Goods on the Rise

A few days ago we posted this picture of variety of fake video games found by consumers, and today we woke up to learn that the danger of electronic goods is on the rise.

According to an article found on WHEC, counterfeit electronic goods are the number one category of knock-off goods seized at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.

In order to combat counterfeiting, companies go through rigorous testing in order to certify their products with the coveted UL label. However, counterfeiters are determined to create knock-offs that are indistinguishable to originals, and have managed to forge the UL label. According to the same WHEC article (which you can read by clicking here) these fake labels were found on counterfeit smoke detectors up until last year.

Although these counterfeit products may be easier on the wallet than the original product, the make-up is entirely different and hardly ever safe for a consumer’s hands. These counterfeit products rarely perform as they should and have a high risk of defaulting, which could lead to life-threatening injuries or even death.

Counterfeiters tarnish brands, but companies don’t need to make it easy for them. In today’s world, 70% of counterfeiting is produced by a desktop scanner or color copier. DSS offers the patented Pantograph 4000, a security feature that combats duplications on the widest range of desktop scanners and copiers on the market.

Additionally, DSS has an array of patented on-the-spot authentication features which creates the ability for both companies and consumers alike to verify that a product is an original.

If this is not enough, we also have a unique consumer friendly, 4-step process to tracking your entire product life throughout its entire life-cycle; from manufacturing to final sale.

To learn more about how DSS can protect your brand, please visit

Protect. Verify. Track.


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