Stay Safe, Spot a Fake!
The following tips will help you separate counterfeit products from genuine products:
- Beware of products that are suspiciously marked down to bargain prices. If the deal is too good to be true, it is clear indication the item may not be legitimate.
- Where are you buying the product? Counterfeit goods are sometimes sold on online auction sites where you’ll have less chance to scrutinize and inspect the product. Be aware that many counterfeiters don’t issue receipts or charge sales tax.
- Check the product for CSA or UL International certification label. If you cannot find the safety agency’s logo, check its Website for its log of certification records.
- Is the DVD movie you are buying still showing in theatres? Is it packaged with pixilated artwork that does not match the movie’s promotional theatre posters? Is the back of the disc dark blue or purple? If so, the vendor is probably trying to sell you a pirated copy.
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