Xiaomi announced on Monday that it has seized a total of 33.3 million rupees (approximately $0.45 million) of counterfeit Xiaomi products from four suppliers in Chennai and three suppliers in Bangalore as part of the brand’s comprehensive anti-counterfeiting plan.
Prior to the arrest, Xiaomi had filed a complaint with the local police station. The police conducted surprise inspections in the market in October and November. More than 3000 products were found on the market, including smartphone back shells, earphones, mobile power banks, chargers and earphones. Shopkeepers from these two cities were arrested for allegedly selling fake Xiaomi products valued at Rs 249,000 ($3363) and Rs 84,000 ($1135). The supplier has been managing this business for a long time. And it selling a variety of unauthorized products on the market.
The packaging and quality of the fake Xiaomi product retail box are very different from the real one. Xiaomi said that users can go to Mijia to verify the original packaging. In addition, unauthorized charging cables are often fragile and can easily break.
With the increasing number of counterfeit products in India, Xiaomi India has set up a special task force to continuously monitor the market and take action on such cases. Xiaomi India stated that buyers should be careful of such incidents and only buy genuine products from brand authorized stores and cooperative stores. The company stated that consumers should only repair their phones through authorized service centers and use only genuine accessories.
However, we guess you understand how hard it is to find such stores. Only with the help of customers, police can fight against them.