Does that deal you've been eyeing seem too good to be true? It probably is. In the end, you could end up paying twice for shoddy goods. Certain fake products, such as faulty electronics, cause more than 70 deaths and 350,000 serious injuries in the United States every year. When you buy real, you support the brands that invest in research and development to make quality and safe goods, and you may just end up saving your own life or the life of someone you love.
The National Crime Prevention Council has launched the Go For Real Campaign to educate the public on how to identify fake websites and the dangers of counterfeit products, as well as share resources to report the sale of fraudulent merchandise. Take the #GoForRealChallenge and be smart, buy smart!