Last update : May 2019
You’re looking for a new pair of shoes. You want a specific pair in red, but on the brand’s official site, they’re not available. However, you find them elsewhere at a lower price -- and in red! After ordering them, paying, and receiving them, though, you realize you were deceived: the shoes are poorly made counterfeits, as shown by the messy stitching on the sides. Despite your attempts to contact the seller, they are no longer responding. You are a victim of counterfeiting.
Counterfeiting is the act of reproducing or imitating a brand’s product without having authorisation to do so. Typically directed at the luxury market, this phenomenon also affects everyday products and particularly electronic equipment, or even medications