The sales of Counterfeit Citroen Parts and Citroen copyright material on internet
auction sites is widespread.
These items include many
copies of Citroen Car Parts and re-engineered or copied
products (Counterfeit Citroen Car Spares, Fake Citroen Accessories
Copies of Citroen software such as Citroen
Workshop manuals, Citroen Satellite Navigation system maps
and updates, Citroen Engine diagnostics and Citroen re-mapping
software etc is currently available. Much of this material also uses
Citroen copyright images (such as the "Citroen Logo") and any
sales from an un-authorised party can obviously directly
affect the Citroen supply and maintenance chain (including
Citroen Dealerships), whilst possibly financing criminal
or terrorist activity.
Additionally; some copied
disks labeled as "Citroen"
contains viruses, malware and - or computer hijacking software,
whilst the failure of some bootleg mechanical components
(such as brake components) can be potentially life
Many Counterfeit Citroen Car Parts are
manufactured in the Far East (Particularly India, Taiwan and
China). China is the main source of many Fake Citroen Car
Parts such as Fake Citroen Alloy
Wheels, Fake Citroen Body Kits, Fake Citroen Spoilers etc.
In most cases these goods are sub-standard.
Eg; Fake Citroen Car Parts may not fit correctly, the foam within Fake
Citroen Spoilers and Fake Citroen Body Kits can expand in hot weather
- thus causing blistering and
cracking - ruining the look of the car.
fitting Counterfeit Citroen Spares to a
genuine Citroen car borders on stupidity.
But knowingly supplying fakes is a crime.
However; using Counterfeit
Citroen Parts can be both a false economy and fatal. Components such as Fake
Citroen Alloy Wheels
can be prone to cracking and vital components such as
Counterfeit Citroen Brake Calipers, Counterfeit Citroen Brake Pads
are often made from sub standard components which simply
fail under pressure.
For some time now, UK Anti Piracy has monitored and
taken action on behalf of Multiple interested parties.
We continue to develop and expand this relationship and
we can work with Citroen, UK Trading Standards and online
services to significantly reduce -
hopefully eradicate the supply of Counterfeit Citroen products,
Fake Citroen Parts and pirated Citroen software.