Buying Fake Nintendo Consoles Helps Terrorists
Speaking to the BBC, HMRC spokesperson Clare Merrills warned that faulty counterfeit consoles could be unsafe.
"You might find you plug it in and the adaptor sets on fire or the wires start to melt and stick out," she warned.
"When you buy these goods, you're not funding our economy, you're actually funding criminals in these far off places and it could be linked to terrorism," she added.
Why be rational, when you can stoke fear instead?
EDITED TO ADD (1/13): How to spot a fake Nintendo console.
Posted on December 16, 2008 at 10:47 AM • 34 Comments