Beware of Fakes: OPPO Malaysia warns of counterfeit products in the market

Posted:  January 31, 2015   By:    3 comments   


Fake smart phones are a serious problem and there are plenty of cases where consumers are conned with subpar imitations, thinking they are the real deal. It isn’t just limited to high-end devices either. Even cloned units of the already affordable Redmi Note has been spotted in Malaysia.

Now OPPO Malaysia is having a similar headache as well. In an official statement, there are 644 cases of counterfeit OPPO smart phones reported so far in Malaysia alone. This was discovered when some unknowing victims had sent their fake devices to OPPO service centres, which includes its OPPO Find 7 flagship as well as their latest OPPO N3 smart phone with a self-motorised camera. Don’t be surprised if more models are affected as the N1 look-alike was even spotted with a reputable camera brand at CES 2015.


OPPO sees this as a serious issue and its Regional Manager, Garry Gong has issued the following statement.

This is one of the serious cases since OPPO came to Malaysia and we are truly concerned about the situation. OPPO have lived as part of the nation’s family member, this issue not
only rips off the consumer and provides shoddy products, and we truly cannot accept any cheating cases to our customers. We are devastated over the situation and it is our
responsibility to take action upon the situations and shall take legal action once we found any unethical parties and counterfeiters.

For better peace of mind, OPPO Malaysia urge consumers to purchase their devices only from authorised dealers with the official certificate as shown above. If you’re a victim, they recommend that you make a formal report to the authorities for further action.

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3 Comments for Beware of Fakes: OPPO Malaysia warns of counterfeit products in the market


It would be helpful if there's some guide to differentiate between fake and original find7


never heard of fake iphone, i mean there are fakes but people that bought them knows they are fakes. maybe it is good to implement online activation. but given the fact that android is an open source os, this will not be possible.

i guess the only way to solve this is to follow XiaoMi's path.


Another fake KL seller… Had a bad experience as he claimed was selling export original set from China.