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Report a Potential Counterfeit Product
  • 3M Verfiy Logo for counterfeit product reporting.

    At 3M we know that quality matters. We believe that every customer seeking to purchase a 3M product should receive an authentic 3M product — each and every time. Counterfeits or fakes are typically cheaply made imitations that don’t offer the quality assurance that you expect from 3M products.

    Counterfeit products are not tested or approved like authentic 3M products. Instead, they are made by unknown fraudsters, using unknown processes and materials, with unknown or nonexistent quality control. And depending on the type of product, using a counterfeit product could put you at risk.

Avoiding Counterfeit Product

The best way to avoid purchasing a counterfeit product is to always buy from a 3M authorized reseller. When you do, you have the highest assurance that you have received genuine 3M product.


Be wary of offers that seem too good to be true – they usually are.

If you are unsure about the legitimacy of a particular reseller, have you asked the reseller for proof that it is authorized by 3M and that the goods are authentic? Does the purported documentation appear suspect in any way?

For help in confirming if you are purchasing for an authorized reseller, contact 3M Counterfeit Reporting or at 800-426-8688.

  • Have questions about 3M respirators?

    As part of our response to COVID-19, we have been working harder than ever to combat fraud and counterfeiting involving respirators.  We continue this work today, because ensuring the authenticity of 3M products remains as important as ever.  If you have questions about 3M respirators, please click here (US, English).

Reporting a Potential Counterfeit Product

Submit a form from the list below to report a potential counterfeit product.