Local store caught selling fake shoes, counterfeit eye contacts that can damage your eyes

If you plan to spend money at your local beauty shop and buy a brand name fashion product, make sure it is real or take caution and pay with a credit card.

The manager of beauty supply shop in Rock Hill is accused of selling over $12,000 in counterfeit items at his store.

Rock Hill Police and other investigators met at the Discount Beauty Supply store on Saluda Street on Oct. 15 after learning of possible counterfeit goods being sold, a police report states. A detective confirmed that a controlled purchase of counterfeit Nike shoes was made on Oct. 14, the report states.

Authorities entered the store with the permission of manager Khalid Ziada. They found dozens of counterfeit items including Nike shoes and name brand purses and wallets, the report states.

However, this story is a small one. Remember, if you do buy a product you find out later is fake, file a chargeback on your credit card. You will always get your money back. If you paid in cash, chances are you won’t get your money back, but you should report the crime. That way you can get a small revenge for them taking your money.
There is another product sold in physical stores that might actually harm you. Your eyesight is very important. So be wary if you wear eye contacts. Always buy from a trusted source. Yeah, you heard right, there is counterfeit contact lenses too.

Federal officials issued a warning they hope scares some sense into people who are considering wearing decorative contact lenses this Halloween. Watch out for fakes. The results can be terrifying.

The Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and U.S. Customs and Border Protection are on the lookout for counterfeit contacts lenses as part of “Operation Double Vision.”

As part of the ongoing operation, there have been 74 seizures with more than 20,000 pairs of counterfeit and decorative contact lenses taken off the streets.

That is from fox8live. Warning the page has a lot of picture with eye damage caused by contacts. Something about damaged eyes that always make my eyes water.  Please take the Governments warning if you are a person who likes to wear contacts either for sight, or decoration, and buy from a trusted source. That or wait 100 years and change your genetic code to the eye color you want.

Customers can buy decorative contact lenses without a valid prescription for as little as $20, but some vendors are not authorized to sell the contacts. It is illegal to buy or sell contact lenses of any kind without a prescription from an ophthalmologist, optometrist or a specially licensed optician under the supervision of an eye doctor

“Make no mistake, contact lenses are medical devices that should be prescribed by trained professionals. Unregulated and poorly constructed lenses sold without a prescription pose serious health risks to consumers,” said Homeland Security Investigations Executive Associate Director Peter Edge. ”Halloween is a fun and festive holiday, and nobody wants to see those celebrations end with a trip to the ER.”



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