It is not only South Africa that has a problem with counterfeit products.
Counterfeit products have become an international problem. E-Bay is for instance, caught up in lawsuits for allegedly not doing enough to prevent the sale of counterfeit products at their website.
The problem with counterfeit products is not only on the competitive side where money due to the rightful inventor or trademark holder thus goes to the fraud companies, but also on the consumer side.
The consumer is betrayed in the sense that he or she purchases products which are in fact fakes at the same or higher price than what should have been paid for the real deal.
In many cases the fake or counterfeit products are inferior and even dangerous especially when it comes to electrical appliances.
Consumers are requested to report counterfeit products for the protection of companies and their own safety.
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