Apple will be giving local Korean police a plaque to express its gratitude for getting hold of fake Apple accessories worth over a billion won (~$900,000).
The fake accessories were reportedly shipped from China. It is still unclear as to how these items entered South Korea, though local distributors selling counterfeit Apple products are currently under investigation for fraud and trademark violation. The senior regional director for Apple’s Asia-Pacific operations will be visiting the Bucheon Sosa Police Station in the Gyeonggi Province of South Korea to give the plaque to the local police.
As a token of thanks, Donald Shruhan, senior regional director for Apple’s Asia-Pacific operations, will visit the Bucheon Sosa Police Station in Bucheon, Gyeonggi Province, on Friday to deliver a plaque of appreciation to investigators who arrested local distributors of fake Apple charging cables and earphones.
Fake Apple accessories are widely available in certain markets like China and India. Since these are pretty good copies, most customers are simply unaware of the fact that they are being sold fake accessories. Apple has taken a number of steps in recent years to stop the circulation of fake accessories but it is a constant battle, and it has to come up with new and stringent regulations and checks to ensure that customers are not sold fake accessories.
[Via Korean Herald]