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2014-02-25 at 15:03

RCMP warns city residents to look out for counterfeit goods

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By Matt Vis,

If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.

That’s the message from the Thunder Bay detachment of the RCMP, which is now cautioning consumers to be wary of counterfeit goods.

RCMP Staff Sgt. Normand Roy said the force has recently seized counterfeit professional sports jerseys and cell phone cases.

“If you buy a normal jersey that’s worth about $120 for $20, you know there’s a possibility there’s something wrong here,” Roy said. “Some of the quality you’ll find is not satisfactory.”
He also advised consumers to examine the packaging for spelling errors or a strange appearance.

It is illegal under the Criminal Code to sell or distribute unlicensed or unregistered trademarks without permission, whether the product was produced in Canada or smuggled into the country.

He said the seizures have been a result of individuals purchasing items for family and friends and not in a local commercial setting.

“It’s not a major problem but we see little pockets here and there,” Roy said. “We want to warn members of the public about counterfeit goods.”

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brooky says:
I'd buy a knockoff pro sports jersey for 20 bucks in a heartbeat. Thanks for the tip. Where can I find these guys?
2/25/2014 6:49:26 PM
michael vick fan says:
shows u how stupid the rcmp is. the nfl recently switched over their merchandising from reebok to nike. All reebok apparel has been blown out at bargain basement prices down in the u.s. Picked up a perfectly legit reebok Michael Vick jersey for $40.
2/26/2014 7:30:08 AM
Tannoy says:
Hmm it mentions nothing about it being illegal to purchase these items, just to sell them. Its ridiculous to charge $300 for a hockey jersey in the first place.
2/26/2014 7:34:53 AM
ou812 says:
Where can I get one of these Jerseys?
2/26/2014 9:52:03 AM
Cletus Van Damme says:
Arrrrr matey, long live the Pirates!
2/26/2014 12:42:12 PM
Arch Stanton says:
OH NO!!! You mean my $20 Rolex isn't the genuine article????????
2/27/2014 2:31:34 PM
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