Fakes have been a problem ever since drugs, not just steroids, have been on the black market. Fortunately for us, steroids aren’t typically bought in raw form all rolled up in a little baggy. It is a little more difficult to duplicate a steroid and if you know what to look for, they aren’t really all that hard to spot. Probably the biggest problem is that since they are only available to the bodybuilder through the black market, there is no real guideline to go by when determining if a product is real or fake. It’s like if someone were to try to sell you a fake can of Pepsi, you would know that it was fake just by looking at it. You’ve seen it before; you know what it looks like. At the very least you would notice that the Pepsi looked funny. Not knowing what the ‘real stuff’ looks like is what fake dealers count on! And unless you see brand name steroids on a regular basis, you won’t be the wiser.