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Counterfeits and Scams and Knockoffs, Oh my!
If imitation is the highest form of flattery, then what is fraudulent impersonation? ;)
WOW, we marvel at our daily whac-a-mole routine addressing all of the counterfeits and scams. Many scammers have copied our images and videos, edited out our logos and watermarks, and are trying to make some cash facilitating a scam or a non-functioning counterfeit. Although this is not uncommon for great products it is very discouraging to us that Zipster fans could be injured here. We really appreciate those who have taken the time to notify the channels/marketplaces of such scams and that they need to be taken down. So to be clear:
As of right now, If anyone is selling a ZipString on any marketplace (Amazon/Walmart/eBay/AlliExpress etc.) which is not at ZipString.com or from in Kickstarter, it is a scam. They are either selling a non-functioning counterfeit or a complete scam not intending to ship anything.
Innovation does not come cheap. It comes with a lot of hard work and time. We have gone through many iterations to get ZipString where it is today. Because of this we are not afraid of competition, however we do feel bad that scammers are taking advantage and causing harm to individuals who are excited about ZipString.
How can I help?
To those who have helped out already, thank you. To those of you willing to help, when you come across a ZipString scam or counterfeit let us know via email firstname.lastname@example.org We will get out our whac-a-mole mallet and do our best to get it corrected. If you come across videos and/or social media that is also fraudulent or deceiving, do not hesitate to comment or tag our official accounts.
Here are the ZipString Official accounts below: