What's so bad about fake phones?
Buying a fake phone can pose a health risk to you and loved ones who use the device. Other drawbacks, such as network disruption and poor product quality makes buying genuine the clear choice.
With counterfeiters evading taxation, many countries are losing a great deal of revenue, including sales and value added taxes as well as various duties and associated government charges.
Black market phones cost the mobile phone industry billions of dollars in lost sales every year. According to some reports counterfeit black market phones made up around 10 per cent of worldwide sales in 2010.
Source: Based on data from Kaspersky Lab