How to Spot a Fake Geek Bar?Millions of cigarettes are being sold all over the world thanks to the Geek Bars, which have completely changed the vape market. Due to their straightforward design, small size, and high flavor, users quickly adapted to them. With widespread shortages being reported through all official channels, Geek Vape has found it difficult to keep up with demand. Unfortunately, and as a result of this popularity, there have been more fake and replica Geek Bars reported to be in use in the UK. These imitations typically cost less and have subpar components, some of which are harmful. These replicas’ batteries are probably cloned battery cells as well.
Here are 5 differences between real and fake Geek Bars.
1.Packaging Material & Colour
The image of the Geek Bar itself on the front cover seems identical. However, if you look closer, not only are the shade of colours slightly different, but the finish on the boxes are different. The real Geek Bar product box is made out of laminate, whilst the fake Geek Bar is made out of card with no laminate finish. If you run your finger over the real Geek Bar box, you’ll be able to feel the shiny laminate.
The most recent Geek Bar packaging now illustrates that only over 18s should be purchasing this product. The new packaging design also features the flavour name across the front of the Geek Bar image, and the image of any flavours has been taken out.
2.Design Of Top Flap
The authentic Geek Bars have the official Geek Vape orange sticker on the top flap of every Geek Bar box, the most recent authentic Geek Bars have the logo and Geekvape name printed in small, and the fake ones have the Geek Bar logo and name printed in a larger font on the top flap of the box.
3.Design Of The Bottom Flap
The bottom flap of the authentic and fake Geek Bar boxes have the geek bar logo and name printed onto the box. However, the fake product boxes have the logo printed upside down.
The most Recent authentic Geek Bars have a bar code on the bottom of the flap and no logo.
4.Barcodes On The Sides
Both sides of the Geek Bar boxes are exactly the same in authentic and fakes Geek bars. However, there may be some differences in older Geek Bar packaging. Some of the new Geek Bar packaging contains two barcodes rather than just one.
The new authentic packaging is slightly different to the older box. The new Geek Bars contain the Geek Bar hologram on the side of the box alongside a bar code and packaging contents. Whilst the other side contains two stickers, which illustrates Geek Bars official UK distributor (Deep Vaping UK) alongside their UK address and support information.
5.Hologram On The Box
The back of both boxes of real and fake Geek Bars are very similar. However, if you look closely at the authentication label, you can see that the real Geek Bar contains a hologram with the letter ‘G’, whereas the fake Geek Bar does not contain a hologram.
The Authentication label on the real also is luminous and shiny compared to the fake product packaging.
The most recent authentic Geek Bar box design now contains a European Community Identification (ECID) number. ECID numbers are unique identifiers that are assigned to vape products for regulatory purposes. The back also contains health and safety information.
Official Geek Bar Authenticity Check
While it’s a little tedious to do, you can also scratch and check the authenticity of the product by entering the authenticity code on GeekBar.com, but remember the Geek Bar cannot then be sold with a scratched security seal.
We advise reviewing the product, including getting in touch with the manufacturer, if you believe you have found or purchased a fake or counterfeit vape product. A quick Google search can reveal the correct manufacturer of Geek Bars, for instance, since the packaging for the fake devices contained incorrect manufacturer information. Being safe is preferable to being sorry.