Pirated products can blind or even lead to death
Source: Diário de São Paulo, 16/12/2004
By Flávia Mangini
In order not to buy counterfeit goods by mistake, experts advise consumers to ask for invoices and observe the quality of the product.
Buying a counterfeit product is not always the consumer's option. Advances in techniques used to pirate certain goods already confuse even experts in the art of differentiating a fake object from an original.
However, some tips can help a layman not to buy a pig in a poke. According to the president of the Brazilian Institute of Competition Ethics (Etco), Emerson Kapaz, the observation of some points guarantees success at the time of purchase.
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