Apple Warns of Counterfeit Products on Amazon

The tech giant accused a New Jersey company of making dangerous fake products with the Apple logo and selling them on Amazon.
2:01 | 10/21/16

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There is a big warning from apple this morning, the tech giant says that a company is selling fake apple products on Amazon and gio Benitez is here. Gio, they say these products could be dangerous? Very dangerous, Paula. Talking serious fire dangers here. Here's the problem. Unless you knew what to look for you'd think they're all real. They put safety at risk, apple says. News that apple conducted its own undercover online sting to figure out where counterfeit cables were coming from. The tech giant revealing in a new lawsuit that it bought apple chargers and cables labeled as genuine on Amazon, the startling number of fakes, 90%. According to that lawsuit, apple sharing its findings with Amazon and the online retailer pinpointing source as a new Jersey company named mobile star which they claim imprinted apple logo on products that pose a significant risk of overheating, fire and electrical shock. It shows that's what one customer said and the review says after just a few hours of use on the very first day, the charger literally caught on fire. Amazon which is not named in the lawsuit tells ABC news overnight, the retailer has zero tolerance for the sale of counterfeits on our site and work closely with manufacturers and brands and pursue wrongdoers aggressively and ABC news reached out to that New Jersey company in the lawsuit and have not heard back. We wanted to give you easy tips for identifying fakes. Here's a real charger. You'll notice they have some language here. If you see misspellings, it's probably a fake. This one is a real apple charger. If you do this also and you're plugging it in, if it doesn't go all the way in like this does, it's probably fake. If it's not flush, it's fake. I need to go home and check. Man. Here's one. That's yours. But thank you, gio. Such a kind man. Paula. Yes.

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