Fake Ink Contraband

By Deane Barker on July 3, 2003

PCWorld.com – Bogus Ink Stink: Who knew this was a problem?

“In U.S. and Canadian stores and on a host of Web sites, counterfeit ink jet and laser toner cartridges packaged as the real thing are becoming as ubiquitous as bogus Rolex wristwatches and fake Prada handbags. Individuals and businesses that purchase these knockoffs to save a few bucks can wind up with substandard prints, leaky or exploding cartridges, and permanent damage to their printers.”

The first few paragraphs of this article read like a spy novel. People, this is just ink we’re talking about. You’d think they were nuclear weapons. (via Joe)



  1. I live in Morocco and there seems to be an abundance of fake cartidges… everywhere. It’s actually difficult to find an original unit.

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