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Man pleads guilty to distributing over 40,000 counterfeit Apple products

PThe United States Department of Justice has announced that Jianhua “Jeff” Li, a 43-year-old Chinese national living in the United States on a …

Corruption

Private jet carrying 500kg of cocaine worth £50million stopped at Farnborough Airport in one of largest drugs busts in UK history

Two Brits have been arrested for allegedly smuggling £50million of cocaine into the UK on a private jet from Colombia.<p>Border Force officials found …

Crime

A British police force runs an eBay store selling Rolex watches, BMWs, and planes seized from criminals

A British police force runs an eBay store where they sell on clothes, cars, watches, and other items which they repossessed from convicted criminals.<p>Staff at Leicestershire Police run the Leicester Police POCA Property store on the online marketplace, where they auction off items seized during …

Rolex Watches

World’s most expensive whiskey turned out to be a fake

The world’s most expensive whiskey has been exposed as fake – after a Chinese businessman paid $10,000 for a single shot.<p>A dram from the unopened …

Amazon And Ebay Opened Pandora's Box Of Chinese Counterfeits And Now Don't Know What To Do

A few years ago in California, a professional cartoonist, a designer of golf putters, a surfer, and a self-professed geek got together and formed a company. No, this isn’t the start of a bad joke, it’s the very real story of four guys and one good idea — a story of grassroots entrepreneurship and …

eCommerce

The attack of the SuperFakes

S<p>even years ago, watch fan Andrew Dakin bought a Movado watch on eBay for $500. It looked like a mint timepiece, well-maintained and classically styled. He had just started collecting watches, so he was happy to get a deal on a unique and valuable timepiece.<p>“At that point I was probably like 30 …

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid announces UAE Cabinet reshuffle

New ministers of state for artificial intelligence and food security, with a continuing emphasis on youth, are among the highlights of a reshuffle of …

Italy breaks up a Libyan gang smuggling low quality fuel into Europe

Italian police have broken up Libyan fuel-smuggling ring accused of trafficking €30 million euros’ worth of low-quality diesel into Italy and Europe and selling it at the standard price.<p>A Libyan, nicknamed the ‘boss’, and linked to the Sicilian mafia, used small boats to steal fuel from a refinery …

North Africa

Irish firm to provide DNA traceability for all Swiss beef in €17 million deal

Irish food safety and traceability company <b>IdentiGEN</b> has obtained a major contract in Switzerland, which will see it provide DNA-based traceability …

Agriculture

Start-Up Creates Portable Scanner That Can Detect Fake Designer Goods

New York-based startup Entrupy has invented a small, portable scanner that rich people can use to check the authenticity of designer bags in mere …

Startups

Alibaba's Struggle For E-Commerce Legitimacy Is Undermined By Fake Gucci And Refugee Boats

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, who has long faced accusations of not doing enough to eradicate fake goods from its shopping sites, has been stepping up efforts to tackle the problem by investing in better tracking technologies and making new partnerships with brands to go after sellers of …

eCommerce
North Korea

Mexico Raid Uncovers Thousands of Gallons of Tainted Alcohol - NBC News

Authorities have seized 10,000 gallons of tainted alcohol after raiding more than 30 hotels and night clubs in popular tourist spots in Cancun and Playa Del Carmen. *An earlier version of this video mistakenly identified the hotel where the Conner incident took place as the Iberostar Paraiso Maya. …

Alcohol

RFID tech expansion in iOS 11 allows Apple iPhone to authenticate goods, buy on the spot

With the introduction of iOS 11, security company WISeKey's WISeAuthentic solution for brand protection will be compatible for the first time with …

RFID

UAE customs find children as young as 11 used as drug mules for smuggling

DUBAI // Children as young as 11 have been used as drug mules in attempts to traffic drugs into the UAE in what customs officers described as a …

United Arab Emirates

How to Spot a Fake Rolex

Since 1905, Rolex SA has produced some of the finest and highest quality luxury timepieces the world has ever seen. Of course, if you’re reading …

Trade in fake goods should be criminalised universally: Interpol

ABU DHABI // Countries must consider criminalising the buying of counterfeit goods if a trade linked to organised crime and terrorism is to be …

Guy Buys Limited Edition Yeezy Snickers Online, Receives Cute Plush Slippers

The Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 “Turtle Dove” are some of the most expensive sneakers money can buy, so when one Vietnamese sneakerhead spotted them for …

How to Spot a Fake Cuban Cigar

Cubans are back, or at least a little more legal than they used to be. They definitely haven't gotten any cheaper, so be sure you're smoking the real …

Cigars

UK faces €2 billion EU tab for China fraud

Britain faces a potential €2 billion bill from Brussels after EU investigators found that U.K. authorities turned a blind eye to a massive fraud …

LG cracks down on counterfeit headsets, wins $168 million

Seventeen defendants were found liable for manufacturing/distributing/selling knockoff LG Tone headsets.<p>It's never a good idea to be a counterfeiter.<p>LG was just awarded $168 million in damages by a federal court after suing 17 different firms that were responsible for manufacturing, distributing, …

Internet

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Copyright

Chowdaheadz accused of counterfeiting NFL Merchandise

Loading...<p><b>WOBURN, Mass.</b> - A Woburn-based company is facing counterfeiting charges after selling items with the trademarked Patriots slogan “Do Your …

Cox Media Group

Phones will start matching your fingerprint on both device and SIM card

Your fingerprint will soon be required on your phone for a whole lot more than unlocking it.<p>Thailand plans to start making it compulsory for new …

How to avoid buying a stolen iPhone

Now that Apple's Activation Lock checker has gone MIA, you'll have to exercise a little more diligence with used devices.<p>Planning to buy a used iPhone or iPad? If you're buying it from an individual, whether locally or from a source like Ebay, things just got a little trickier.<p>For reasons still …

Decoded: How to Spot Fake Cohibas

• <b>1. COHIBA:</b> On legitimate Cohiba cigars, the letters in COHIBA are raised and are rich and golden in color. Counterfeit Cohibas often don’t have …

How Science Uncovered $80 Million of Fine Art Forgeries

Something was wrong with the Jackson Pollock. For one thing, 3-D images from a stereomicroscope revealed that the signature was traced with a …

N2016-139 / 2016 / News / News and media / Internet

Global scale of food fraud highlighted in INTERPOL-Europol report<p>LYON, France – The final results from the joint INTERPOL-Europol operation Opson V …

South Sudan

How to avoid buying counterfeit Apple cables and chargers

Apple says its investigation found that 90 percent of into Apple-branded goods sold on Amazon are counterfeit. Here's are some tips on how to avoid …