Homeland Security Warns of Counterfeit Goods

Efforts made to alert shoppers as they prepare to buy on Black Friday.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Customs and Border Protection, and Homeland Security Investigations hosted an event and have begun a “Shop Smart” campaign to protect consumers from counterfeit items during the Christmas season. The supply chain issues and increased demands for goods during the holidays increase the likelihood of unsuspecting shoppers purchasing “knockoffs.”

“Shoppers this holiday season need to be on the lookout for potentially hazardous products while hunting for an online deal. Besides the potential danger of faulty electronics or tainted personal care products, you will also be wasting your hard-earned money on fake branding. Buying from dubious websites can also put your personal and financial information at risk,” said Homeland Security Investigations New York, Deputy Special Agent in Charge Erik Rosenblatt.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For U.S. officials in DHS and the Chamber of Commerce as they seek to prevent harm to American consumers from counterfeit goods.
  • For wisdom for U.S. shoppers as they participate in Black Friday specials and discounts.

Sources: U.S. Customs and Border Protection


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