BBB: Scammers target consumers with counterfeit products online

Fake Apple AirPods often sold online

DETROIT – As more people turn to online shopping, scammers are targeting consumers with counterfeit products.

The Better Business Bureau released a study Tuesday detailing the prevalence of fake goods online.

Apple AirPods are an item that have been heavily counterfeited and sold to unsuspecting shoppers. Some online retailers sell knockoff versions of the wireless earbuds for high prices, while consumers get scammed.

The BBB offered tips for what to do if you've been a victim of an online scam:

  • Ask for a refund. Victims who don’t receive anything when buying online with their credit card, or who receive goods that are counterfeit or not as described, should call the customer service number on the back of their card and request a refund. The report goes into great detail about the process of obtaining a refund and the remedies available to victims.
  • Report counterfeit goods. Contact one or more of the following:

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