Demand for Secondhand Luxury Products is rising, So are Fakes: How one Dallas Business protects its Customers from Scams
Dallas-based pawnshop chain uses training and technology to protect customers from getting scammed by the growing number of fake luxury items.
"Studies show that 1/5 of all of the luxury goods on
your social media timeline are fake, so authenticity is key."
From humble beginnings in 1987, Uncle Dan's Pawn has grown into an industry leader and one of the largest independently-owned pawnbrokers in North Texas. Customers count on them whether they are buying, selling, or pawning their belongings.
This week, that training included spending the day with Deanna Thompson from Marque Mentor. Thompson is recognized as one of the foremost authorities of pre-owned luxury and is known to the pawnbroking industry due to her frequent speaking engagements as well as her published books, Chanel Reference Guide, The Beginner's Guide to Luxury Handbag Authentication, Volumes 1-4, and A Beginner's Guide to Louis Vuitton.
In addition to corporate and on-site training, Thompson facilitates Marque Mentor, an online platform she co-founded alongside Quentin Caruana, President and CEO of Marque Luxury, the most trusted name in authenticated pre-owned luxury and largest B2B wholesale company.
Marque Mentor is a platform that offers 360-degrees of insight and support through comprehensive insider guidance and real-life applications for tactics that have proven effective in shops and boutiques across the country.
More information is available at marquementor.com.