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Parents Warn About Dangerous Counterfeits Of This Year’s Hottest Christmas Toys

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There's no doubt that Fingerlings are this year's hottest Christmas toy, but if you're still shopping for one of these adorable baby monkeys, be careful.

When we shared our list of toys that would be on every child's Christmas list this year, Fingerlings stood out right away. The tiny animatronic critters blink, speak, and shriek when you flip them upside down, all while hanging onto your finger.

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And like Hatchimals last year, the toy has made big business for retailers, as parents are rushing to get this year's "Cabbage Patch" toy before they're all sold out.

But some parents are warning others to be on the lookout, after they were tricked into buying counterfeit Fingerlings. Even some reputable sites run by big stores aren't safe from the phony monkeys, as third party vendors have been unloading their counterfeit toys to clueless shoppers.

Yep, I was a victim of this! I purchased my Fingerlings in October and then was sent Fake ones! I got my money back and...

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One mother described receiving a package with misspelled labels on her doorstep, with fake Fingerlings inside. When she handed the toys to her kids, she said the "color was leeching off the product onto their hands." While this parent got a full refund for her phony toys, you might not be so lucky.

That's why everyone should learn how to tell apart real and fake Fingerlings, to avoid being scammed.

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