Dictionary.com informs us
coun·ter·feit [koun-ter-fit] adjective
1. made in imitation so as to be passed off fraudulently or deceptively as genuine; not genuine; forged: counterfeit dollar bills.
2. pretended; unreal: counterfeit grief.
I like the fact that this mentions grief. It is so true!
So I’m suggesting, please look further than the quality and cost. Think about how dangerous the item can be. Don’t believe it will be made to any safety standard, that it will have undertaken any testing or will come with any genuine warranty. Are you prepared to take the chance it won’t overheat your hair or cause it to fall out?
A few simple steps –
Have a look on the internet – so many of the genuine registered trademarked companies have articles on their websites informing you how to spot a fake and how to check with them whether your item is genuine. I’m thinking GHD, StraightFix, Paul Mitchell hair products to name a few see the links below.
DON’T ACCEPT COUNTERFEITS
If you have bought a fake – report it to Trading Standards or Crimestoppers.
The bottom line is if something sounds too good to be true it probably is, remember if it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck. We at Surelock represent lots of companies by helping them to reduce counterfeits-if we can’t help you maybe we know someone who can.