New BBB report warns of the rise of counterfeit items online

Plus, "GMA" shares tips for consumers on how to avoid purchasing counterfeit goods when online shopping.
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Transcript for New BBB report warns of the rise of counterfeit items online
Thank you, will. To a "Gma" exclusive. A consumer report, the better business bureau, issuing a new report about illegal counterfeit items for sale on popular websites. Gio Benitez has more. Reporter: Yeah, this is a big deal. The better business bureau telling us saleses of counterfeit goods online have exploded. The bbc reaching more than 2,000 complaints. Many don't file reports. More than a billion dollar in counterfeit goods are seized every year. Some top places to find them, those ads, Facebook and Instagram, making young people most at risk. It's hard to spot a counterfeit so how can you spot one? It really is. This is why you have to research these companies that you're buying these products from. You got to check the bbb's website and look for quality issues like blurry photo, misspellings and items without packaging. If you're a victim, credit card companies, Amazon, PayPal, Ebay, all of them have refund programs, Facebook and Instagram say they have a policy against selling counterfeit goods and they have tools to report them right now. Yeah, because you don't wan to spend your money on somethings that a not real. No, you don't. Thank you. Good insight. Coming up how allergy dogs

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