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Nearly One in Five Mobile Phones Shipped Abroad is Fake, According to New OECD Report

March 28, 2017 -- Nearly one in five mobile phones and one in four video game consoles shipped internationally is fake, as a growing trade in counterfeit IT and communications hardware weighs on consumers, manufacturers and public finances, according to a new OECD report. The Trade in Counterfeit Goods report finds that smartphone batteries, chargers, memory cards, magnetic stripe cards, solid state drives and music players are also increasingly falling prey to counterfeiters. 

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