If you're anything like me, you lose your phone charger every other day, and are constantly on the hunt for a new one.
Usually, I cheap out and buy the store brand. Because honestly, who can actually afford a fancy Apple cord three times a month?
LOL. Definitely not me. Walgreens, show me your tech section.
It's a good thing I haven't purchased any cords on Amazon yet, though. It's recently been discovered that the "Apple" chargers being sold on the site are actually fake.
According to Metro, a New Jersey based company called Mobile Star has been imprinting Apple logos onto chargers and cables, and selling them online for cheap.
Apple discovered the fraud when they ordered one of the wannabe chargers off Amazon, and witnessed the shocking reality of the counterfeit product.
After coming to this angering realization, Apple contacted Amazon, who informed them the distribution company behind the fake equipment was called Mobile Star.
Apple then filed a federal lawsuit against the criminal company, and allegedly stated that their products "pose a significant risk of overheating, fire and electrical shock."
So, if you recently purchased an "Apple" charger on Amazon that was sourced from Mobile Star, you should probably throw it in the trash right now.
Metro disclosed alleged court documents that said,
Apple purchased the power products identified below from Amazon.com and determined that they were counterfeit. Apple was informed by Amazon.com, and upon that basis is informed and believes that Mobile Star was the source of those particular counterfeit power products purchased by Apple.
I definitely wouldn't want to be the owner of Mobile Star right now.
I guess I'm going to be way more careful about the phone chargers I choose to purchase from now on.
Or maybe I'll just make an effort to stop losing the ones I already have in the first place. That'd be a lot easier.