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HP seizes counterfeit products in Germany

June 28, 2019

In a series of raids, HP’s Anti-Counterfeiting and Fraud (ACF) team and German Customs have been successful in seizing thousands of counterfeit computer components and printer cartridges.

As reported by CRN German Customs, tipped off by HP’s Anti-Counterfeiting and Fraud team planned raids of several locations in Germany including two that were conducted at Frankfurt Airport.

The report goes on to say: “The officials secured large quantities of counterfeit computer components and toner cartridges illegally labeled with the HP logo. Further investigation led them to backers in Dresden.”

During these raids HP seized 4,000 components destined to manufacture more counterfeit toner cartridges.

“HP is proud of our ongoing partnership with the local German authorities – it helps bring forgeries to justice in EMEA, and our continued success is due not least to the swift action taken by German officials,” said Susanne Kummetz, Channel Director from HP Germany, about the successful action. “Our Anti-Counterfeiting and Fraud programme in Germany and throughout Europe ensures that our customers and distribution partners do not fall prey to illegal activity in the region.”

The Recycler reported on a study by Harris Interactive commissioned by HP showed that the global economy is losing around $3 billion (€2.6 billion) every year to counterfeit products sold.

HP’s ACF Programme seeks to educate its customers and partners in the value of vigilance against counterfeit supplies, while cooperating globally with law enforcement agencies to bring an end to the illegal operations producing counterfeit components.

In recent months, as well as its continued efforts across the African continent, such as in Uganda and Nigeria, HP has also been successful in the fight against fakes right across the globe, including recent breakthroughs in the United Arab Emirates.

Categories : World Focus

Tags : Counterfeit Germany HP

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