• ​10 Tips to Spot Counterfeit and Fake Goods While Holiday Shopping

    Earlier this year, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) teamed up to launch the ‘Shop Smart’ campaign to protect consumers and businesses from counterfeit goods. As a continuation of this partnership, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and CBP are raising awareness ahead of the holiday shopping season and released the top 10 tips for spotting counterfeit and fake goods while holiday shopping.
    Here are some ways to avoid fake goods and shop smart.

    1.) Trust your Instincts: If it’s too good to be true, it probably is.
    2.) Insist on Secure Transactions: Make sure your payments are submitted via websites beginning with the https:// (the “s” stands for secure) and look for a lock symbol at the bottom of your browser.
    3.) Watch For Missing Charges: Criminals trafficking in counterfeit goods often do not report their sales to financial authorities-a difference you may notice in the final price.
    4.) Seek Quality Assurance in the Secondary Market: Reputable and reliable resellers have comprehensive inspection and authentication procedures and technicians to inspect the equipment they sell.
    5.) Be Careful Purchasing Medicine Online: Over 96% of online pharmacies do not meet safety or legal standards.


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