Originally Posted by twinsfan14
Well I'm 99% sure I got suckered into buying a fake Otterbox. I guess we'll see when it gets here.
I was worried about the same thing, but mine turned out to be authentic (I think). Look for:
Quality of silicone lining - Otterbox uses fairly stiff, yet flexible, silicone in their cases. The fakes usually use flimsy stuff that flops around and offers no protection.
Packaging - website listed on back, otterbox hologram sticker, sku sticker, etc. If the cardboard insert is printed to show a dummy screen, it's probably a fake. All of the otterbox inserts I've seen have been plain black.
A lot of people emphasize where it is made. I'm not too sure about that. I'd rather go by quality issues and obvious errors in design or packaging.
Look on youtube under "fake otterbox" and you'll see plenty of samples.