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Hall of shame: blatant lies

Here we are again with a new episode of “hall of shame”.

The boards that we see here was purchased from Amazon.com.

Arduino users should beware of Amazon.com, they list Arduinos as provided by CanaKit (a legitimate distributor that does a great job) but when they ship they will send anything other “sellers” have listed as Arduino. This means that somebody wanting to buy an original board will instead receive a counterfeit product against their will.

To make matters worst the IPR infringement for Amazon is quit convoluted and I haven’t figured it out yet.

The board in the picture claims to be made in Italy, claims to be CE and FCC certified and, shamelessly, to be carbon neutral abusing the “impatto zero” trademark without actually paying to offset the CO2. (on top of bad fonts, bad map of italy etc)

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If you know how to report trademark infringements to Amazon please email/twit me and help me figure out.