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U.S. Customs Officials In Philadelphia Seize Cache Of Counterfeit Workout DVDs

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(credit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – With summer rapidly approaching, the quest for that toned beach body has become all the more urgent for many.

Unfortunately, counterfeiters know that, and U.S. Customs and Border officers are warning area consumers to be on alert after an influx of counterfeit goods into the area.

According to the organization, CBP officers in Philadelphia recently seized 36 boxes of counterfeit BeachBody Focus T25 DVDS and 12 boxes of counterfeit BeachBody P90X3 DVD that arrived from Hong Kong and were destined for two addresses in Philadelphia.

The worth of the counterfeit goods is an estimated $5,800, and U.S. Customs says it confirmed with BeachBody that the products were fake.

“If the price seems too good to be true, it likely is a counterfeit or pirated item, and is a potentially dangerous product,” says Susan Stranieri, CBP Port Director for the Area Port of Philadelphia.

The counterfeit goods will be destroyed.

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