1 When in Doubt, Do a Quick Internet Search
If you haven’t bought the product yet, take a little time to do an internet search if you have any doubts. This is a great step to take if you are buying from anyone other than Apple, including Amazon sellers (although Amazon has been continuously working to rid the site of these products). If a company has sold counterfeit products before, there are probably reviews and warnings floating around the internet about how they aren’t to be trusted. Check up on these reviews to avoid making a mistake!
Remember, if you find a fake Apple product, you can always report it on Apple’s website. This helps Apple track where counterfeits are coming from so that the company can create long-term strategies to help prevent future knockoffs. It only takes a minute!