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HP continues anti-counterfeiting training

December 2, 2019

The OEM has announced the latest anti-counterfeiting training will be held in 2020 in South Africa and will include government and privately-owned organisations.

The training will be hosted by HP in South Africa and will educate customers and partners to recognise counterfeit cartridges for HP printers. This is one of the latest training announced by the OEM “to combat the trade of counterfeit cartridges for HP printers across SA”, according to an article by iTWeb.

In October, HP hosted a local event in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to help raise awareness of counterfeit and fraudulent activity in the region. Attendees from private and public sectors gathered for the event to learn about the threats of counterfeit and how to protect their businesses.

Over the past year, HP has been working closely with local authorities in both the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia to dismantle counterfeiting rings and criminal syndicates involved in the manufacture and sale of counterfeit print supplies.

HP regularly conducts free expert checks of suspicious printing supplies deliveries for corporate customers throughout the Middle East. HP said that these Customer Delivery Inspections (CDIs) protect customers that think they might have received counterfeit cartridges – in fact, around two in three shipments inspected in 2017 in the Middle East turned out to contain illicit products. These inspections thus protected numerous valued customers from risky fakes, HP added.

Through HP’s Anti-Counterfeiting and Fraud (ACF) Programme, the company actively educates its customers and partners to be vigilant against fake printing supplies. It also cooperates closely with local and global law enforcement authorities to detect and dismantle illegal operations that produce counterfeit HP printing components.

According to iTWeb, over the last five years, approximately 12 million counterfeit components have been seized by local authorities, supported by HP across EMEA with its Anti Counterfeiting and Fraud (ACF) programme.

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