HP Inc. reports that in just a six-month period – May to October 2016 – that it and local authorities seized over 1.9 million counterfeit, fake, printer cartridges in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). It also says local officials have stopped thousands of “grey market” toner-cartridge shipments about to enter the European Economic Area.
The firm also reports that, during the May to October 2016 period, HP Anti-Counterfeiting and Fraud (ACF) experts conducted some 90 inspections of customer deliveries in the EMEA. During these free inspections, HP personnel detected about 5,100 fake HP products. In total, HP personnel conducted some 530 new Channel Partner Protection Audits during the six-month period. About 450 HP partners passed their surprise check.
HP also announced that it’s updated its security labeling for printer cartridges. For more information, visit HP here.
HP EMEA customers may request an HP suspicious-cartridge inspection by contacting HP here.
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