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How to Spot Counterfeit RAW

How to Spot Counterfeit RAW

Aug 24th 2020

Are you concerned about counterfeit RAW products? Are you looking for a quick guide to making sure your RAW products are genuine and authentic? Well, you’ve come to the right place!

At MatchBox Bros, we guarantee that ALL products we sell on our website are genuine and authentic. But if that’s not enough, here are a few other ways you can verify that your RAW Products from MatchBox Bros are 100% genuine.

Verification Method #1: Use a Lighter

The simplest way is to take out a sheet of RAW rolling papers and light a lighter underneath the gumline. Make sure your lighter is far enough so that the paper won’t burn. If the paper you purchased is authentic, you will see the gum line curl naturally.

RAW papers use all-natural resin from Acacia trees harvested in Ethiopia and Senegal so the gum line will respond naturally to heat. You can even put authenticated RAW papers under the natural sunlight and watch the gum line curl.

Verification Method #2: Scan the QR Code

Another easy way to verify authentic RAW products is to scan the QR code that lives on the back of the products. Many of RAW’s newer editions and products come with QR codes so that you can use them with confidence.

For example, on all the RAW Rolling Trays, you will easily find scannable QR Codes that take you directly to their RAWTHENTICATE platform. By scanning the QR code on your phone, you’ll be able to see whether your rolling tray is genuine or not.

Verification Method #3: Look for RAW’s Signature Roll Styles

Examining the style of RAW Pre-Rolled Cones and RAW Pre-Rolled Tips is another easy way to spot fakes. RAW has a specific way of rolling and packaging their Pre-Rolled Cones and Pre-Rolled Tips, as seen in the graphic below, and knowing the difference will help you identify counterfeits easily.Real RAW Products

Source: rawthentic.com

Another important difference is that all authentic RAW Pre-Rolled Cones come with paper holders inside. If your RAW pre-rolled cone has a plastic straw, it is most likely a counterfeit and should be reported.

Verification Method #4: Check the Spelling

In general, most counterfeits have one thing in common: the final product almost always contains spelling or grammar errors. And this holds true for RAW products as well, so if you notice any odd spellings or spacing issues in the product’s text, you probably purchased a fake RAW product.

Why Verifying Your RAW Products Is Important

It is extremely easy for other resellers to sell you counterfeit products to shave a couple bucks off their bottom line. But using counterfeits is dangerous, especially, because as a user, you won’t know what materials and ingredients were used in these fake products.

For example, counterfeit RAW Trays made from unauthorized factories can contain harmful metals like lead that may get mixed in with your herb. Counterfeit RAW papers may contain chalk, coloring, and other ingredients that can be potentially harmful to your body. As such, being vigilant and knowing whether your product is genuine or not will go a long way in ensuring your safety.

Find Authentic RAW Products at MatchBox Bros

At Matchbox Bros, we strongly oppose counterfeit products and are committed to providing you with high quality and authentic products at the best prices. You can be rest assured that all RAW products offered on MatchBoxBros.com, as well as a wide variety of other products, are authentic in order to give you the best experience.