November 27, 2019
Whether shoppers are looking for electronics, experiences, clothing, or toys, they’ll be searching for the best deals. And while it’s tough to turn away from low prices, shoppers must remain vigilant.
Whatever you’re shopping for, you can almost guarantee there is a counterfeit version on the market, and counterfeit goods pose a serious threat to consumers and businesses alike. These unregulated counterfeits can come in the shape of a fake toy with toxic paint, contaminated cosmetics, a winter coat without padding, or a phone charger that can ignite. Moreover, counterfeit products cost the global economy over $500 billion dollars a year. For more information on shopping safe this holiday season, visit here.
In the meantime, check out our tips below for spotting counterfeit items and for keeping your personal information – and wallet – safe.