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The Most Counterfeited Products

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If you’re still thinking that counterfeit products are sold by guys wearing long trench coats lined with fake Rolex watches, it’s time to update your mindset. While luxury watches are a popular item, there are others that may not immediately come to mind.

Bill Patterson of OpSec Security, a provider of global anti-counterfeiting solutions, says it’s not just brands that need to worry about counterfeiting: Consumers need to be cautious about these items, too. Along with the possibility of overpaying for cheap knockoffs, there’s the very real chance that a person can be harmed by cheap imitations of pharmaceuticals and perfume.

Here are eight of the products that get counterfeited most frequently, according OpSec:
• Brand-name apparel
• Licensed apparel
• Tobacco
• Erectile dysfunction drugs
• Rolexes
• CDs and DVDs
• Luxury handbags
• Tablet computers