As South Floridians get ready to hit the shopping malls this holiday season -- Federal officials want to make sure you're getting what you pay for.
Customs and Homeland Security says in the past year -- more than $14-million dollars worth of counterfeit goods have been seized in South Florida -- which should've sold for $80-million dollars on the open market.
Gerard O'Neill with Homeland Security says consumers need to be aware if a deal is too good to be true -- it probably is.
He says they've seized all kinds of illegal goods including bogus headphones, sports jerseys, cellphone accessories, shoes, perfumes, touys, and luxury goods.
To learn more tips from DHS on how to spot counterfeit merchandise, click here.
There's also a hotline set up to report illegal counterfeit activity. You can call 1-866-DHS-2ICE (1-866-347-2423)