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Why Fight Counterfeiting?

Counterfeiting is probably the most important social ill our global society faces. Counterfeiting affects the environment, human rights, health and safety, national security, jobs and drug trafficking and more. You ask, “How is all this affected by buying a knock off purse or watch?”

It Harms the Environment

Counterfeit products are generally made in Chinese factories (90% of all counterfeit product originates in China*) that do not comply with environmental regulations for product content and factory waste standards. Next, most of these factories employ child labor and unsafe work environments and usually involve employee abuses.

It Funds Criminals

Next, experts say that crime syndicates are behind most counterfeiting. Hezbollah, Al Qaida, organized crime, and others are the chief benefactors to counterfeiting. “Buying counterfeit goods is just like giving a hundred-dollar bill to a terrorist or to the Mafia,” said Tim Richissin, a Cleveland police sergeant and private investigator who monitors counterfeiters.

It Impacts the Economy

Lastly, the impact that counterfeiting has on legitimate companies costs the U.S. market alone over a quarter million jobs per year. According to the International Chamber of Commerce, counterfeiting represents $1.7 TRILLION in lost revenue for the global economy.

FAQs

Report a Counterfeit

Concerned yet? Counterfeiting is not a victimless crime. Counterfeiting extends well beyond your favorite luxury brands. Baby formula, medication, food, auto parts, sporting goods, alcohol, and more are all affected. No product is safe today. If the brand name has value, counterfeiters will target it. The next time you feed your family or take your car to a repair center, ask yourself, “how do I know that what I have paid for is legitimate, and not a cheap knock off?”

Law enforcement alone cannot prevent counterfeiting. You, the consumer, must play a role. Being a savvy shopper extends well beyond finding the best price. It is also about buying a genuine product. If the deal is too good to be true, it probably is not genuine.

So, the next time you are tempted to buy that cheap Rolex, fake Gucci bag or even a DVD on the street corner, think about the child that made that product, the job that was lost as a result, and the recipient of your hard earned dollar.

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