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Consumers are Being Scammed After Purchasing Knockoff Metal Straws


With one good idea, there is always a knockoff trying to takes its place. Back in April, the company FinalStraw launched "the world's first collapsible, reusable straw" in a Kickstarter campaign to help reduce the plastic straw waste. 

At the end of the campaign, founders Emma Cohen and Miles Pepper were met with nearly 86,000 orders. Due to the popularity of the product — they raised nearly $2 million — scammers started selling knockoff, cheaper versions of the straws on Amazon, eBay, and other websites.