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Counterfeit too. See how I spotted it,
This review is from: Canon LP-E6 Battery Pack (Accessory)
I got mine from supplier SALLY CPL STORE (fulfilled by Amazon), whose rating of 4.8 stars left me confident when ordering, but unfortunately I got scammed too. At first glance I did not find anything suspicious as the lettering was clearly the same as Canon's but...
1) the plastic enclosure was not sealed
2) the plastic piece that clamps to the bottom of the battery was loose
3) and the hologram, although with changing colours, was much simpler than the official one (see link below)
By this time I was pretty sure that my battery was a counterfeit. The final solid proof came from the battery's serial number shown by the camera: as you can see in other posts here (thank you all!), counterfeit batteries have a 7 character serial number while original ones have a 8 character serial number. Sure enough, mine had 7.
As they are currently more than 60 suppliers for this battery and complaints are a dime a dozen, I really recommend you to buy only from Amazon and not from third parties (even if fulfilled by Amazon). The risk is simply too high.
Thankfully I contacted Amazon and got promptly refunded for the amount spent. Five star service!
See Canon's site on counterfeit accessories and expand the [+]