Recap: Counterfeit Goods are a Growing, Dangerous Problem

We love The Daily Journal’s article on the growing, dangerous, problem of counterfeit goods. It highlights some important key facts about just how dangerous this black market industry has become in the past year.

Although knock-off purse sales are down so far they didn’t make the cut for Custom’s list of the Top Counterfeit Products this year…counterfeit versions of prescriptions (such as Adderall and the cancer drug Avastin) are well on the rise, and very dangerous.

The Daily Journal urged their readers to be aware of what they are purchasing and to inspect the product before they purchase it, but we wanted to get a little more in-depth with their tips;

  1. Beware. Ever think of trying that 800 number on the back of your toothpaste? Well…maybe you should. Reports have shown there have been traces of anti-freeze and an array of other harmful chemicals found in counterfeit toothpastes. Try all the phone numbers and listed websites on a product in question, if they don’t work, or lead you in circles, you could have a counterfeit.
  2. Inspect. Know exactly what a product’s packaging should look like and compare that to the cheaper one in your hand. Are there any misspellings? Does the packaging look dirty or managled? How about the product itself, does it have a strange smell or consistency? These are all signs that the product in your hand is either counterfeit or diverted.

Always remember: if the deal seems too good to be true, it probably is. 

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Read the full article from the Daily Journal by clicking here.


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