Top 10 Myths About Counterfeit, Fake and Replica Luxury Bags
Fake luxury handbags can be daunting, but knowing the truth helps. Luxury brands spread myths to protect themselves.
Myth 1: Fake Handbag Manufacturing Employs Sweatshop Labor
Some fake handbags might support sweatshops, but genuine ones can also be made in poor conditions in third-world countries. If the ethicality of sweatshop labor truly matters to people, then buyers should dispose of all goods marked from countries that allow sweatshop labor.
Myth 2: Fake Handbags Pose Health Dangers
There is no evidence that fake designer bags pose health risks, despite misconceptions linking them to other counterfeit goods. Nevertheless, some chemicals used in manufacturing all bags could be risky. No product has ever been deemed dangerous by the U.S. government.
Myth 3: Police May Arrest Fake Handbag Buyers
US buyers won’t be arrested for purchasing fake handbags, as law enforcement focuses on sellers rather than buyers.
Myth 4: Fake Handbags Support Terrorism & Crime
No direct link exists between fake luxury bags and terrorism, but counterfeit goods may indirectly support corruption in third-world countries. Other daily items could have stronger terrorism ties. The oil industry, a murky business, possesses more direct connections to terrorism.
Myth 5: Expensive Bags Must be Real
Some counterfeiters price fakes close to originals, preying on buyers seeking discounts. To avoid scams, buy a genuine article only from authorized retailers. The problem is that super-fake handbags are hard to tell from the real deal and might be al
Myth 6: All Fakes are Bad Quality
Some “super fakes” closely resemble authentic bags and boast high quality. Replica luxury bags have varying quality levels, so examine them in person.
Myth 7: Bags with Logos are Real Because Counterfeit Bags Cannot Use Logos
Counterfeiters ignore copyright laws, which is evident in their business. “Super fake” bags replicate logos, materials, hardware, and other details of genuine bags. Some online retailers ban brand names in ads to fight counterfeiting, requiring buyers to use alternative search terms.
Myth 8: Buying Online is Better than Buying in Person
Buying Online is Better Buying in person is usually better, as online shopping can’t show true quality and may be susceptible to scams.
Myth 9: Serial Numbers Mean a Bag is Real
Serial numbers, dust bags, and tags can be faked. Treat all anti-counterfeit features with skepticism.
Myth 10: Buying Fake Handbags Risks Credit Card Fraud
While not common, some websites may steal credit card information. Use PayPal or prepaid cards for safer transactions.