What this blog is about...

This blog aims to educate consumers (like you and me) on how to spot fake / counterfeit products before making a purchase. Please note that I am not related to any of the product manufacturers.

What triggered me to set up this blog was after I fell victim to a fake product that I bought from a financial institution which was running a 'most wanted gadget' promotion.

If you have any tips / tricks / personal experiences in spotting fakes, do contribute to this website by emailing me at more.enquiry@gmail.com

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

'Fake' iPhone 5

Where else but in China can you find such innovative merchants!

Not exactly an iPhone clone coz it apparently runs on Andriod OS.

Check out the GooPhone I5 = > http://www.goophone.hk/

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Real TRX vs Fake TRX suspension trainer

TRX suspension selling for half the original price? Too good to be true... most likely it ain't true!

Here's how to tell the real from the fake -


More photos here - http://www.flickr.com/photos/drnotley/5008683770/

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Fake iPhone 4 vs The Real iPhone 4

An excellent clip on youtube differentiating the fake from the real.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

How to spot a fake Mophie Juice Pack Plus for iPhone 4 / 4S

My personal experience...

My local financial institution was running a 'most wanted gadgets' promotion and they had these Mophie Juice Pack Plus (for iPhone 4 / 4S) on sale. This product if purchased from my local authorised resellers would cost USD124. The promotion was selling it for only USD47. I bought 4 pieces and suspected that the products fakes as the quality was not as good as the genuine ones from authorised resellers. I contacted the manufacturer and got confirmation that the ones that I bought were fakes.

How to spot the fake
I eventually got the genuine product, did a comparison and end up with the following findings. Please note that I cannot confirm that my findings are correct. Do take a look and you be the judge :)

(i) Packaging
Fake packaging (underneath the flap) is black and you can't see the wordings printed on the box. Genuine packaging fades from black to grey (top to buttom) and you can read the wordings.

Fake packaging packs the Juice Pack Plus facing up. Real packaging packs the Juice Pack Plus facing down.

(ii) Serial Number tag
Fake serial number tags seems to be shabby compared to the real ones.

(iii) Inner packaging (back of the box that holds the product)
The fine printing on the fake packaging cannot be read. The fine printing on the real packaging is very clear.

(iv) Inner packaging (backing with the words Mophie Loves You)
The fonts are different. Look out for the E, S, U. See if you can spot the difference.

(v) Quality of product
Most obvious factor in spotting the fake. The fake product has a huge gap and fitment is not good.

ALL buttons on the fake products cannot be pressed. They are like glued to the casing itself. Buttons on the real products can (obviously) be pressed :) There seems to be a difference in the buttons too.