Chanel has made it a top priority to stop the sale of fake products. To this end Chanel constantly monitors the internet and auction sites and takes action where appropriate including but not limited to filing civil lawsuits and lodging criminal complaints against counterfeiters. The site once appearing on this domain name is such an example of where Chanel has had to take action to protect consumers from being taken advantage of by individuals selling fake Chanel.
Chanel took action against the operator of this domain, who also ran ten other domains offering fake Chanel for sale, and on October 9, 2009 a judge entered a judgment ordering the sites and their owners to stop selling fake Chanel and transferred the ownership of the domains to Chanel to prevent them from being misused again in the future.
When you see the name Chanel or the famous CC Monogram on a handbag or walle,t that should be enough for you to know that what you are about to buy had been made with care to the highest standards. Unfortunately, some people try to take advantage of Chanel’s well earned reputation for excellence to deceive people and sell fake, cheap handbags. These unscrupulous individuals put the Chanel name and marks upon greatly inferior bags and wallets which are advertised online as being of “mirror image quality” or “7 star fakes.” However, their quality level is nowhere near Chanel’s. While these bags may look like a good deal on the internet, when they arrive at your door that deal won’t seem so good. Immediately upon taking a fake handbag out of the box, you will see that it does not have the feel or look of real Chanel. All real Chanel products are made with the highest quality materials and with careful craftsmanship. To the contrary, fake bags are generally made as cheaply as possible.
This disregard for quality in these fake bags quickly becomes apparent as stitched seams come undone, colors rub off and fade, linings tear and handles become frayed. The good deal you think you got quickly turns into a nightmare as you no longer want to be seen in public with the fake bag you just bought. While Chanel stands behind the quality of its work, often you will find it impossible to return your fake Chanel handbag to the site where you bought it from after being disappointed by its quality.
Buying a fake Chanel handbag online also comes risks other than just wasting your money. Since selling fake Chanel goods is itself a crime, it should be unsurprising that many of those selling fake Chanel are also involved in other crimes such as identity and monetary theft.
Chanel cannot publicly provide the exact details regarding how to tell genuine Chanel products apart from replicas, because that information would likely be used by counterfeiters to further mislead consumers. However, there are ways you can protect yourself. For example, if a product bearing the Chanel name or CC Monogram is advertised as being of “AAA” or “7 star” quality, the product is generally fake and illegal to sell.
Above all if the deal is too good to be true you are probably being sold a Chanel replica handbag. The only way that you can be certain that you are buying a real Chanel product is to buy it from an authorized Chanel retailer. When you buy from an unauthorized dealer you could be buying a counterfeit.
As much as Chanel would like to help the victims of counterfeiting, Chanel cannot get back money that was paid to a counterfeiter or repair counterfeit products. Chanel regularly sues counterfeiters. In this way, Chanel is helping existing and future victims of counterfeiting.