28 July, 2021

How to spot fake N95 masks online from the real ones?

How to spot fake N95 masks online from the real ones?

The COVID-19 vaccine is rolling out, however, face masks are here to stay for the time being. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that people should wear masks anytime they are around other people, which includes public gatherings. The mask that has been all the rage since the pandemic started was the N95 mask.

However, the Centres for Disease Control has always voiced their concern regarding reserving N95 masks for medical first responders and frontline workers. However, the general public is buying these masks for their own personal use.

N95 masks provide a seal that filters a minimum of 95% airborne particles and due to the availability of so many fake ones present in the market, both the general and healthcare workers may get a false sense of feeling safe.

What are a few things that should be considered before buying masks?

When looking for masks online, ask yourself a few questions before making the purchase. According to the CDC guidance, these are some things that you should look out for:

  • Are there any typos, grammar mistakes, or other errors on the website?
  • Can you spot website flaws such as blank pages, dummy text, broken links, and misspelt domains?
  • In case you are buying through a third party place:
  • See if the listing calls the product “genuine” or “real”? (legitimate companies don’t have to tell the consumers that their products are real or not).
  • Check out the reviews regarding the product or the sales. Are buyers unhappy with the purchase or have they revealed that it was poorly made?
  • Is the price too good to be true?
  • Do you think the seller is selling the same items over time or keeping with trends? Real N95 brands stay consistent.
  • Has the seller put their personal information like a phone number in images? If so, they may be skirting around marketplace policy to keep the interaction between buyers and the sellers over the site.
  • Final Note

    The aforementioned were the ways you could spot the real N95 mask from a fake one. Furthermore, when looking for an N95 mask, look out for qualities such as:

  • Safekind face masks have a ProGuard 5 layer protection technology that can filter out at least 95% of harmful bacterias and viruses.
  • With the help of the nose clip, don’t worry about your glasses getting fogged and it also has a soft elastic ear loop that ensures safety without compromising on comfort.
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