Feds: Nearly 5,000 fake karaoke machines have been seized in Virginia

In his family's living room, Dipson Gurung (left) dances to the music from a karaoke machine, Burlington, Vermont, December 7, 2015. Members of the extended Gurung family moved to the Burlington area with the assistance of the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program, which has resettled over 1700 other Nepali-Bhutanese refugees in the state since 2008. (Photo by Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images) (Robert Nickelsberg, Getty)

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – Federal law enforcement officials in Virginia say they’ve seized nearly 5,000 fake karaoke machines.

The Virginian-Pilot reported Tuesday that they’re now sitting in a Chesapeake warehouse and will likely be destroyed.

Jim Stitzel is an assistant special agent in charge with Homeland Security Investigations in Norfolk. He said the fake machines came from China and were heading to consumers who purchased them on Amazon.

Officials are warning shoppers to be wary of counterfeit goods sold through sites like Amazon. Stitzel told shoppers to do their due diligence by researching products, reading reviews and checking into where they’re coming from.