Officers seize counterfeit items at exhibition vendor
The RCMP seized a large volume of counterfeit items from a clothing vendor at the provincial exhibition grounds Thursday.
The RCMP's Federal Enforcement Section conducted a search and seizure on a vendor at Old Home Week and found the vendor was selling a variety of brand name clothing and accessories.
The seizure occurred as a result of a routine check for detection of counterfeit products.
No arrests have been made and no charges have been laid as of yet but the investigation continues.
"While most people are aware of counterfeit brand name clothing, sunglasses and handbags, they don't also realize counterfeits can pose a real threat to their health and safety," states the RCMP news release.
To distinguish a counterfeit item from the real thing, look for the four "P"s;
1. Does the price seem reasonable? If the price seems too good to be true it probably is.
2. Is the packaging suitable for the product? Are there spelling errors or plastic packaging on an expensive product?
3. Are you familiar with the place of purchase? Does it make sense that the product is being sold there?
4. Does the product's quality seem acceptable? Watch for things like poor stitching, incorrectly spelled words, missing information like where it was made, and the like.
To report the sale of counterfeit goods or for more information, call the RCMP at 566-7130, or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.