About Fake Computer Parts
Computer Counterfeiting and Hardware Piracy
Counterfeit computer hardware is widely available
at UK car boot sales, markets, "dodgy websites" and online
auction sites. Some counterfeit computer hardware is potentially life threatening.
been numerous cases over the last few years where people have
bought fake power supplies - counterfeit AC adapters (usually
from online auction sites such as eBay), only to find that these
items are sub standard. Indeed, these AC adapters have actually
overheated, melted, "burst into flames" they can - have caused
caused physical injury - death.
There are also cases of
Disk Drives, Counterfeit Graphics Cards, Counterfeit
CPU`s, Counterfeit Memory Cards and many other fake computer
components being sold (mainly online) but also being offered to
legitimate computer dealers for resale as genuine products.
The main issues
with Counterfeit computer hardware currently relate to Fake
Seagate, Maxtor and Western Digital Hard Disk Drives, Counterfeit ATI Graphics cards, Fake
nVidea Video Graphics Cards, Fake Intel Processors, Counterfeit
AMD Processors and Counterfeit Sandisk SD Memory Cards and Fake
AC Adapters (Fake laptop Power supplies).
In the above cases, the items often fail to operate correctly or
fail to work at their correct speed or capacities.
Additionally; many Counterfeit Computers, Fake Tablet Computers and
Fake Mobile Phones are also being offered for sale.
work with legitimate manufacturers,
copyright license holders and the authorities to identify and
report issues and to take action against offenders.
(Counterfeit Computer Parts)