Counterfeit or fake products are a major problem for any big tech brand in India. Lately, Vivo and iconic mobile phone sought the help of Delhi Police in confiscating around 6,286 such products from the popular Gaffar Market in Karol Bagh. The police officials also made some arrests in the process and the brand says that it will continue such raids on a pan-India basis in order to prevent duplication of Vivo’s accessories (earphones, Bluetooth accessories, chargers, batteries, etc.) from the market to secure the brand’s interest.
While investigating the police officials managed to confiscate a wide range of fake Vivo accessories. While commenting on the problem a Vivo said in an official statement, “To combat the problem of counterfeit of its tradename, product, and accessories, Vivo along with its agency Anti-Piracy Group Services LLP had conducted authorized Raid with the help of Police Officials on 5th September 2019 at the vicinity of Gaffar Market, Karol Bagh.”
The brand also mentioned that due to such counterfeit products the consumers can often experience quality issues and even battery blasts in some cases. However, it is very rare for tech brands to take such a strong recourse action against fake products because these products are available in large quantities due to the thriving black market. Fake products not only dupe the consumers into spending money on non-genuine products but also put their lives at risk.