what is a counterfeit?

A counterfeit is an unauthorized replica of an original item.

counterfeit
COUNTERFEIT
original
ORIGINAL

customers lose

Customers think that they're buying an original product, but end up with a low-quality copy instead.

artists lose

Counterfeits prevent genuine sales. Fighting infringement costs time & money.​

everyone loses

By 2022, counterfeiting is projected to drain $4.2 trillion from the global economy.​

Counterfeits appear on many websites, including:

aliexpress
wish
ebay
amazon

what can I do to help?

shop responsibly

Avoid buying pins from websites where counterfeits are commonly found. Buy directly from artists or authorized retailers.

contact artists

If you see a suspected counterfeit, either online or in person, please contact the original artist with the details so they can investigate.

tell your friends

Now that you're a counterfeit expert, spread the word! Educate your friends & social media followers so they can help, too.

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