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The US Customs Department has seized more than 3.60 lakh fake headphones, including Air Pods Pro. This data is from October 2020 till date.
Fake Air Pods were also caught by the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) two months ago. It was caught in the Cincinnati area of America. These were coming from China with three big shipments. All three of these shipments were fake Apple AirPod packs, which were said to be worth around US$7.16 million (approximately Rs 53 crore).
Received a large number of products in 9 months
However, information about how many Apple products were in this has not been given. Yet this claim is being made. Because Air Pods Pro are expensive, fraudsters steal them. US Customs and Border Protection says that in the last 9 months (62.2 million dollars) 3,60 thousand fake wireless headphones worth about 464 crores have been confiscated.
Team formed to stop Fake Products
An Apple spokesperson quoted The Information as saying that fake products are substandard. which can be dangerous. The spokesperson said Apple has teams from around the world working with law enforcement, customs, merchants, social media companies and e-commerce sites.
Fake products worth Rs 30 lakh were found in the year 2019
If you look at the figures of theft of Air Pods since October 2020, it has now reached 360,000. In the year 2020, the agency has seized 295,000 fake air pods worth about Rs 460 crores ($ 61.7 million). At the same time, in the year 2019, the US Customs seized $ 3.3 million in wireless headphones up to Rs 30 lakh.
Prior to this, the US Chamber of Commerce estimated in 2016 that only 2.5% of the total products manufactured were counterfeit products confiscated.