Report details how fake Apple products end up sold by Amazon

Apple lightning cables fake on Amazon

Apple sees nothing wrong with charging $19 for a single Lightning-to-USB cable and $9 for the privilege of using your headphones with your $1,000 phone, so it's no real surprise that the trade in fake Apple accessories is rampant. If you've ever spent any time on Aliexpress -- or in your local bodega -- you've undoubtedly seen plenty of 3-for-$5 iPhone cables for sale where the Made-for-iPhone sticker is only dubiously attached.

In a new report, USA Today details how the trade in fake Apple accessories not only runs much deeper than you might expect, but also how the accessories can pose a legitimate danger to consumers. Poorly-designed accessories that deal with 120 volts of electricity can lead to a risk of electrocution or fire, experts say, and consumers might be buying them without knowing.

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