A police virtual patrol suggests asking yourself the basic question: “How much do you think a Gucci, Prada or Louis Vuitton handbag should cost? What about the Adidas T-shirt?
“We will reveal the secret. It is easy to find handbags of the mentioned brands for 60 euros and T-shirts for 10 euros on the Internet. You are well aware that this should not be the case, but at the same time you can see the pictures of the goods in which the items look really tempting, ”writes the Police Virtual Patrol.
How not to make a mistake and not buy complete spam?
“Let’s start with the fact that in order to know whether the product is high quality and original, before buying, it is worth looking at the official trademark websites, how to distinguish the original from the copy. But maybe a quality copy isn’t so bad anymore – did you think of any of you? And then it would be worth “turning on” your logic and common sense. In order to make a T-shirt, you need to buy fabric, cut, sew, write “adidas” on the product, pack it properly, solve logistics problems so that the T-shirt reaches Lithuania and still make a profit. So what should be their cost if someone in Lithuania sells them to you for 10 euros? Can such a product be of high quality and can a world-famous self-respecting company do the same? ”Reads the Police virtual patrol facebook account.
There is another way to avoid counterfeiting. “It simply came to our notice then. By the way, I would like to know a little more about it. Just a few days ago, an ad with prices appeared on Facebook, one of the groups with probably the most members, which unites young and active moms, from which we provided you. How did it all end? Pre-trial investigation, huge seizure of goods and transfer to specialists to confirm the fact of counterfeiting. That it is a forgery is obvious, but it is necessary to keep the formalities, police officials write. “And further, it only remains to quote the Criminal Code of the Republic of Lithuania.”
Anyone who, without the authorization of a foreign trade mark, marked a large quantity of goods or made them available for sale or took advantage of a foreign service trade mark and caused significant damage shall be punished by a fine or restriction of liberty or imprisonment for up to two years and a large-scale economic activity. commercial activities without a license (permit) for activities – even up to four years.
“Most likely, those ‘young entrepreneurs’ will not be planted and will pay off with milder punishments, but in the questionnaire, which may have to be filled in by a worker, to study or somewhere else, the word ‘conviction’ will have to be written YES. Agree – “no fountains”. And now about why this is still important. By buying blatant counterfeits, you are not only deceiving yourself, but you are contributing to the promotion of slave labor in third countries and even to the cruel exploitation of children. Think – is it really worth it? ”Police officers concluded the recording.