Mother’s Day Sale - Beware of Counterfeit

With a considerable rise in the shopping for gifts on the occasion of Mother’s Day, the risk for consumers landing a counterfeit product also rises.

US Officials Warn Buyers

US Customs and Border Protection warned consumers of scammers selling counterfeit designer products ahead of Mother's Day. Most counterfeit items are jewelry, handbags, wallets, apparel, and footwear.

Estimated Size of Mother’s Day Sale

According to an estimate, the total consumer shopping around Mother’s Day (especially for gifts) is pegged around $32 billion.

Share of Counterfeit Items

3.3% of the total online sale globally is estimated to be of counterfeit items, which is not a small proportion by any standard.

Impact of Counterfeit Items

Counterfeit products have a negative impact on the U.S. economy, can be unsafe for consumers and may support scammers' criminal enterprises such as human trafficking and money laundering.

Be extra vigilant this Mother’s Day Sale and buy only from reputable sellers such as GemsNY. Any offer too good to be true is perhaps a trap. Happy & Safe Shopping!

Save Yourself from Counterfeits