U.A.E. Authorities seize fake printing supplies for HP printers
More than one million counterfeit printing items seized since last year
In February, police raided several interconnected companies in the Dubai area to remove 320,000 counterfeit flat boxes, more than 35,000 finished fake print cartridges, over 24,000 empty laser print cartridges and 20,000 counterfeit laser security labels. U.A.E. officials arrested four people connected to the counterfeiting network.
These successful actions against organized counterfeiting operations continue to build on strikes that since last year have seized more than one million illegal printing products and components in the U.A.E.
“HP appreciates the cooperation of the Dubai Police and its continued prosecution of counterfeiters who try to defraud innocent customers,” said Amin Mortazavi, general manager, Imaging and Printing Group, HP Middle East. “We look forward to further collaborations to eliminate fake products to ensure that people receive genuine products of original quality and reliability.”
Across EMEA over the last four years, HP has conducted nearly 1,000 investigations, resulting in over 600 enforcement actions (raids and seizures by authorities) and nearly 8 million units of counterfeit products and components seized, thus preventing them from being sold in the EMEA marketplace and beyond.
Through its Anti-counterfeiting Program, HP actively educates its customers and partners to be vigilant against fake printing supplies. It also cooperates closely with local and global law enforcement to detect and dismantle illegal operations that produce counterfeit HP printing components.