How To Spot Websites Selling Counterfeit Goods
Be aware of websites that look fishy! We are cracking down on websites that imitate Fanatics and want to help you spot these sites that claim to sell authentic merchandise by reputable brand names. In recent years, the increase in false merchandising has skyrocketed throughout the internet. The Federal Government has made a massive effort in stopping these internet abusers and bringing this crime to justice. Just last November the Feds seized 82 website domain names for selling counterfeit goods. According to an article about the raid by the Los Angeles Times, “The theft of ideas and sale of counterfeit goods threaten economic opportunities and financial stability, suppress innovation and destroy jobs.” Below are a few ways you can tell if you’ve landed on a counterfeit website. And trust us, there are sites that look JUST LIKE OURS, but with the following key indicators you will be on top of your game regarding sites that want to con you out of your hard earned money.
CAUTION! Sites Containing These Features May Be Harmful To Your Wallet and Sanity!
#1: Language Doesn’t Make Sense (Grammatical Errors/Misspellings)
#2: Contact Info is Difficult to Find, Not Available, Not Toll-Free, or Number Does Not Work
#3: Prices are Exactly the Same
#4: McAffee Secure Logo is Outdated or Unclickable (Find in Footer)
#5: Company is Based in an International Location
#6: Site is Very Slow to Load
#7: No Clickable Better Business Bureau Logos
#8: Live Chat Does Not Work or Constantly Offline
#9: Suspicious Payment Section
#10: Outdated Messaging like this New Year’s Headline in June
#11 Jerseys are Unusually Marked Down, aka ”Too Good To Be True”