HP Inc targets fraudulent consumables manufacturers
Initiative is part of the vendor’s Anti-Counterfeiting and Fraud (ACF) programme
HP Inc has said it is working closely with local officials in Dubai to close down two internationally active manufacturers and wholesalers of fake print supplies.
According to the consumables and printing solutions vendor, between December 2017 and February 2018, officials raided numerous premises across the region, including outlet stores, clandestine workshops, and hidden warehouses.
The company said in total, the authorities confiscated 35,400 illicit print components as well as 1,200 ready-for-sale counterfeit toner cartridges.
"HP commends the cooperation and swift action of the Emirate of Dubai officials and their determination to apprehend and prosecute counterfeiters who break the law. We are proud of our continued work to bring counterfeiters to justice in the Middle East," said Glenn Jones, director, Global Anti-Counterfeit Programme, HP Inc. "Through our unwavering efforts and commitment to removing counterfeit products from the market, we continue to focus on the protection of our customers through our Anti Counterfeiting and Fraud programme."
Counterfeiting is a crime. For users, such illegal imitations can cause a multitude of problems that can cause performance and reliability issues. Should your printer break because of using counterfeit printer ink or toner, you could also have issues with your manufacturer's warranty becoming not applicable.
Over the last five years in EMEA, approximately 12 million counterfeits and components have been seized by local authorities, supported by HP Inc. HP has conducted over 4,500 audits and inspections (CPPAs and CDIs) of partners' stocks or suspicious deliveries for customers.
Through its ACF programme, the company actively educates its customers and partners to be vigilant against fake printing supplies.