Face it, you’ve looked at that expensive jacket and thought about getting the cheaper counterfeit from a wholesale website.
Most people have. Some people go ahead with the purchase of the fake. But in this article, I’m going to tell you why you probably shouldn’t buy from counterfeiters.
You could be funding other crime.
Many counterfeit vendors are involved in other crimes, such as gangs, terrorism, drugs, and even human trafficking. By funding the sellers, you’re often funding this sort of crime too.
Some products are dangerous.
Believe it or not, some of the products have cause serious health problems in buyers. For example, materials are used from unreliable sources, and there are no regulations to say what can or can’t be used. If you want some examples, fake makeup often contains lead 500% over the legal limit; products that go on your lips. And for jackets, feathers and fillers used are from birds that after have very dirty feathers, and many people have reportedly became sick from fungus spores and bacteria that were living on the feathers. If you plan to use the coat in a cold place, too, the feathers will almost never keep you as warm as you want, or even need. So just get the real thing, or a cheaper alternative.
You are damaging brands.
The top and bottom of it is that you’re damaging the brands that spend time and money developing and making these products. Your money is ultimately going to the wrong place. The fashion houses are losing revenue because counterfeiters are getting it, and that isn’t fair.
You could lose money.
Counterfeiting is illegal, so you won’t be able to use a method of payment with buyer protection, and no one will help if you do get scammed. Depending on the site, even if you do get your products, your financial data could be sold on to other scammers, meaning a greater loss of money than if you’d just not received the item.
At the end of the day there will always be counterfeit sellers because there will always be counterfeit buyers, but you reading this don’t have to be one of them!