Apple devices and accessories have always been high up the list of what scammers like to fake, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection just seized and destroyed more than $600,000 worth of fake Lightning cables, according to the Alaska Dispatch. Apparently, these weren’t just off-brand, Apple-unauthorized cables, but were:
Designed to look like iPhone 5 USB “lightning” connector cables and adapters, the products included fake Apple logos and Underwriters Laboratories (UL) trademark icons.
They were discovered on a routine search of an inbound plane from China, but the fact they were in cardboard blister packs was a dead giveaway. The Lightning cables and adapters were all destroyed — which is probably a good idea, as they never would have gone through any safety testing.