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How to spot a fake iPhone and others
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Written by Danrok   
Friday, 07 December 2007 10:51

From Wired:

Nice iPhone. How'd you get it so cheap? No warranty? Are you sure it's an iPhone? It may actually be a well-crafted fake. Copying a page from their brothers in the fashion industry (Prada bags for $60!), electronics counterfeiters are raking in the cash: US Customs and Border Protection estimates that fake gear seized last year was worth $21.3 million. Consumers manage to identify their purchases as bogus only about 1 percent of the time. To protect yourself, consider these tips before dropping your hard-earned cash on a pseudo gizmo.

1.    The top five most-frequently faked gadgets: MP3 players, portable memory, handheld game systems, cell phone and laptop batteries, and portable hard drives. Is it small and popular? Then it's ideal to fake.

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