Cyber Monday: How to Avoid Knock-Off Designer Bags Online
ABC News' Becky Worley reports:
Handbags are hot. They can cost thousands of dollars, and some women save for months to afford a coveted bag. So to get a deal, purse aficionados comb online retailers for discounts. But a new wave of sophisticated counterfeiters are creating online sites that look almost identical to the authentic brands. They seed Google results so they show up in searches, and they are even stealing their logos, artwork and product pictures to trick unknowing consumers into spending way too much on fake bags.
Even worse, many are selling their counterfeits through online consignment stores where it's even harder to spot the fakes from the real thing.