December 9, 2020
The OEM’s anti-counterfeiting and fraud team, along with local authorities stopped a shipment of 6,000 counterfeit products from entering Saudi Arabia.
The notice given in October from HP’s ACF team says that the on the Red Sea coast, Saudi customs managed to stop an illicit cross-border trade in counterfeit cartridges for HP printers. HP’s ACF and the authorities seized 6,000 counterfeit “ready-for-sale” toner cartridges before they could enter Saudi Arabia.
Over the last few years, 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.
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