Electronics City Guyana selling FAKE Samsung Phones


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Georgetown, Guyana: Samsung, the world’s largest mobile phone manufacturer is investigating dozens of complaints that were made against a Guyanese electronics store by consumers who felt that the store is selling mostly fake mobile phones that were not procured from Samsung.

According to the South Korean company, several complaints were made against a Georgetown, Guyana Company calling itself Electronics City, that have been offering Guyanese consumers various ranges of supposedly “Samsung” devices at unbelievably low prices.

However, Hu Lum Kee, a consumer affairs specialist at Samsung reported that several consumer complaints, IMEI number checks, price checks, and preliminary analysis of various device images coming from consumers in Guyana have lead Samsung to believe that the many ranges of “Samsung” phones sold by Electronics City in Guyana may be fake.
Lum Kee further stated that it is more than likely that the Guyanese company is procuring high quality duplicates from a certain manufacturer of fake mobile phones out of China, and have ensured that the camera among other hardware are of comparable quality to the original.

“This company is not a Samsung devices reseller, and is simply selling devices that are not genuinely Samsung, or is probably mixing the genuine ones with the fake ones. But we are certain that they deal in a lot of fake Samsung goods”, said Mr. Lum Kee.

He concluded that there is very little that Samsung can do, except to either seek damages in U.S courts or protest to the Guyanese authorities to curb the continued infringement of the company’s products by this particular company in Guyana.

Samsung is now advising Guyanese consumers to verify the authenticity of mobile phones bought from Electronics City (or other retailers in Guyana) by registering the product and its IMEI at http://www.samsung.com or by checking the IMEI number at other bogus-phones-detection websites such as Numbering Plans at; http://www.numberingplans.com/?page=analysis&sub=imeinr

Guyana is an English-speaking South American country that has a large but mostly unmonitored trade relation with China. ( and has a Government that is everything corruption+Chinese )

The sale of smuggled and fake electronic goods are widely carried out in Georgetown, since most underpaid and corrupt enforcement officials readily accepts bribes to overlook these discrepancies

It’s also noted and understood that a senior member of the Guyana Bureau of Standards, which is tasked with seizing fake products, also sits on the payroll of the Guyanese electronics company that is being investigated by Samsung

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4 thoughts on “Electronics City Guyana selling FAKE Samsung Phones

  1. Samsung knows the company that is making and selling fake phones. Samsung must take actions against the manufacturer of the phones.

    Samsung can send a warning to the retailer of the phones, but cannot hold the retailer liable when Samsung it self is doing nothing against the manufacturer.

    There are many fake phones, just sell a look-a-like. For example skyphone looks a lot like iphone.
    As long as you do not sell fake as a real brand, there is no problem, sell all the look-a-like as you can.

    All over the place in all countries are look-a-like articles.
    Look-a-like Louis Vuitton, Yves Saint Laurent, Calvin Klein, Nike, Adidas, Rolex etc. too many to mention.

    A little poor country like Guyana must abide by the ‘rules’ but the large rich industrial countries well they can get away with murder, its allowed, permitted. I presume when you are little league you cannot follow in big league footsteps, its taboe.

    Did Hu Lum Kee really say this about Guyana ‘ Guyana is an English-speaking South American country that has a large but mostly unmonitored trade relation with China. ( and has a Government that is everything corruption+Chinese )
    The sale of smuggled and fake electronic goods are widely carried out in Georgetown, since most underpaid and corrupt enforcement officials readily accepts bribes to overlook these discrepancies
    It’s also noted and understood that a senior member of the Guyana Bureau of Standards, which is tasked with seizing fake products, also sits on the payroll of the Guyanese electronics company that is being investigated by Samsung’

    As a Guyanese I do not accept such statement made by Hu Lum Kee and will be lodging a formal complaint, we cannot permit such treatment when such treatment will not be given to any rich industrial country.

    The problem with most Guyanese they are party blind. The mentality is, “It is not my party that is the ruling party so I don’ t give a damn what is said about the country and its government.”

    Who-the-hell-is-taking-bribes-in-the-whole-of-Europe-and-America? Because fakes are all over the place.

    Someone must be taking bribes in Europe and America, why is no one kicking up a stink and when they do, why no one speaks of the person in ” high” office who is taking bribes. Is it perchance that it is considered “normal”?

  2. the answer to this is simple, guyanese are poor people, very poor people, they want and will do anything to live like americans, there is no way they can afford the real deal in any products from food to phones to laptops and ipads to clothes,,,even vehicles and the fancy homes they live in…guyana is a haven for knockoff…that cant change …sad stat of affairs in out beloved gt

  3. In Guyana fakes are no big thing.
    For those who feel companies here should be allowed to sell counterfeits,maybe they should buy the same crap themselves.
    Of course they do not buy the crap.
    But they are quite satisfied when the victims are the underpaid.
    Kudos to Samsung

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