GRAND BEND, ON, July 31, 2012 /CNW/ - In the past week, investigators
from the Sarnia RCMP Detachment seized approximately 950 counterfeit
purses, clothing, jewelry and accessories from a store in Grand Bend.
The seized items include brand names of COACH, Chanel, Burberry, Prada,
Ray-Ban, Louis Vuitton and Juicy Couture and are valued at
approximately $65,000.00. At this time, no charges have been laid
however the investigation is on-going.
The Sarnia RCMP Detachment would like to advise the public to protect
themselves from the risks associated with buying counterfeit items by
purchasing licenced products from reputable retailers.
Some indicators that goods may be counterfeit/pirated include:
Price is much lower than average.
Packaging has a shoddy appearance or spelling mistakes.
Products normally sold in packages are being sold individually.
Products (particularly electrical) are of poor quality and /or lacking
name brand or certification.
Due to a lack of quality control, counterfeit products such as
pharmaceuticals, electrical devices, perfumes, children's clothing and
toys may pose a health risk to the public. Further information is
available on the RCMP's website at: www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/fep-pelf/ipr-dpi/index-eng.htm
Anyone with information regarding the sale or production of counterfeit
merchandise is asked to contact the Ontario RCMP at 1-800-387-0020.
Information can also be provided anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers
at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
SOURCE: Royal Canadian Mounted Police
For further information:
RCMP Sarnia Detachment
105 Christina St. S