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A NEW ONLINE SCAM: COUNTERFEIT REFRIGERATOR FILTERS counterfeit refrigerator filters photo

A new online scam could harm your health. People looking to make a quick buck now sell counterfeit refrigerator filters.

These filters look the same and even say they come from your refrigerator’s brand. Yet, these illegal items can harm more than your health. They can also damage your refrigerator and your kitchen.


  • Counterfeit filters may not get rid of impurities that can reside in your water, such as:
  • lead
  • asbestos
  • pesticides
  • and more
  • insecticides
  • The water will likely look the same, so you may not know that your water still contains impurities.
  • Filters may not fit right, which can cause cracks and leaks. The excess water will damage your refrigerator and maybe other parts of your kitchen.
  • Using the wrong parts will void your warranty. Any repairs will cost you money.


Many of the brands we carry at Bekins joined forces through the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) to stop the illegal sales. Their “Filter It Out” program encourages customers to only buy filters from the manufacturer or Factory Certified Parts Distrbutor. The program produced the video below to teach people about the need to buy only genuine filters.

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If you ever need to replace a part, call or visit our Bekins Service Center on 590 O’Malley Drive in Coopersville. We carry and order parts directly from the manufacturer. You can rest assured our water filters will fit your refrigerator correctly and have passed tests by the manufacturer.

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