Identifying counterfeit products

Counterfeit products are treacherous lookalikes. They are hard to distinguish from the original and could harm your health. So watch out.

Check the price, quality and professionalism

Counterfeit products sometimes look so good that they will take you in. Avoid buying a pig in a poke by paying extra attention to the:

  1. Price
    A strongly branded product that is suddenly available for next to nothing: odd. Is it perhaps part of an outdated collection? Are other vendors asking far more for it? You need to watch out!

  2. Quality
    Counterfeit products often have a poor quality of finish. Does the logo on it look strange? Or is the packaging just a translucent plastic bag? Be suspicious!

  3. Professionalism
    Usually you find counterfeit products on sloppy sites. Do you not see any contact details? Is the site full of language errors? Or is no guarantee mentioned? You need to ask yourself questions about the authenticity. Know too, that an official photo is no guarantee of an official product.

Doubts? Do the Web Shop Check and look for the accredited vendors by trademark.

The danger of counterfeit products

You have nothing to fear from a harmless cap. However, other counterfeit products are actually a hazard to your health. Just take:

  • Medicines – They fail to treat your illness; in the worst case they even make it worse.
  • Sunglasses – They contain no UV filter, so that your eyes are not protected.
  • Toys – They can contain small detachable parts or harmful chemical constituents, hazardous to your child.
  • Brake blocks – They can reduce your car’s braking capacity, meaning a greater risk of accidents.
  • Scents – They can contain harmful substances that irritate your skin.

Counterfeit products are not only hazardous. They could also result in a tiresome public prosecution: discover more about this.