Have you ever seen an iPhone on sale with a price that’s too good to be true? It turns out counterfeiting the iPhone is a profitable pastime in many parts of the world. But at least one massive counterfeit iPhone operation in China was recently shut down, as police raided a factory that produced more than […]

http://www.euroweeklynews.com/3.0.15/news/on-euro-weekly-news/spain-news-in-english/131246-spain-goes-counterfeit-crazy-with-1-in-6-purchases-fake COUNTERFEIT brand clothing and shoes cause losses of up to €4.1 billion every year for the sector and represent a staggering 16 per cent of the total sale volume. They are estimated to destroy 50,296 jobs (13.5 per cent of the total employment positions in the sector). These figures were presented by the Office […]

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/07/20/sports/cycling/as-tour-de-france-embraces-carbon-fiber-bicycle-makers-struggle-with-counterfeits.html RODEZ, France — When Alberto Contador won the Tour de France in 2010 while riding a bicycle made by Specialized for the first time, Andrew Love was both elated and apprehensive. “I knew they would be coming,” Love, the company’s head of brand protection, investigation and legal enforcement, recalled. Contador’s success was ultimately short-lived — the title was […]

An interesting story on the fake coffee business in Cambodia. Can the fake really taste better than the real thing? https://munchies.vice.com/articles/most-cambodian-coffee-is-actually-soybeans-and-scorched-corn?utm_source=munchiestwitterus

https://www.cityoflondon.police.uk/advice-and-support/fraud-and-economic-crime/pipcu/Pages/counterfeit-goods.aspx What are counterfeit goods? Counterfeit goods are fake items deliberately made to look genuine. These can range from clothes, bags, watches, perfume, cosmetics and electrical items as well as pirate DVDs, CDs, computer software and games. Although the crime of counterfeiting is not new, the sale of fake goods is increasing. More counterfeit items […]