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22Mar 2016

Seems to be some parts missing from the counterfeit charger on the left. Manufacturers of counterfeit Apple products often go to great lengths to make their knock-offs look genuine, which brings the added risk of concealing potentially dangerous flaws in substituted electrical components. In the past we’ve covered the efforts manufacturers go to when counterfeiting […]

10Mar 2016

A problem that was once the skeleton in the electronics industry’s closet is front and center nowadays, and has been thrust out into the spotlight even more in recent weeks. Since February 24th, when U.S. President Obama signed off on a new customs law with a provision to combat counterfeit semiconductors, it’s become clearer and […]

03Mar 2016

Paul Skiscim, President of Aerospec, Inc., was arrested on federal charges of supplying defective airplane parts to the federal government for use in its aircraft, including military aircraft. The charges were announced by Robert L. Capers, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, and Kenneth J. Siegler, Resident Agent-in-Charge of the Defense […]

25Feb 2016

SAN FRANCISCO—U.S. President Barack Obama indicated Thursday (Feb. 11) that he will sign into law a customs bill passed by the U.S. Senate that includes a provision to combat counterfeit semiconductors. The bill, known as the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (H.R. 644/S.1269), mandates that U.S. Customs and Border Protection share information […]

16Feb 2016

Esmerelda Mendez was grieving after her sister, who suffered from chronic pain, bought unlicensed pharmaceutical medication as an affordable alternative and died within hours of taking the drugs. The story was familiar to LA County Health professionals who were warning the public Tuesday that the cheap alternative of buying illegal prescription medicine was a dangerous […]

09Feb 2016

The French organization Unifab has published its 2015 report on the links between counterfeiting and terrorism around the world.  The reports outlines that those behind the Paris terrorist attacks of January 7th,8th and 9th, 2015, “lived from drug trafficking, but also and particularly, from the sale of counterfeit products, including Nike trainers.”  This should be […]

04Feb 2016

iTRACE Technologies will be presenting at the Alliance for Grey Market and Counterfeit Abatement Feb 17th Santa Clara CA.   The presentation will be focused on “Cutting the Grey Market Supply While Reducing Counterfeit Liability”  To register click here REGISTRATION About AGMA AGMA is a non-profit organization comprised of influential companies in the technology sector, including […]

28Jan 2016

U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Chicago field office has seized more than 16,000 hoverboards, worth about $6 million, after finding that they posed a health risk and used trademark logos without authorization. The two-wheeled, motorized boards — which are powered by lithium-ion batteries — have reportedly caught fire while users were charging or riding them. […]

19Jan 2016

It’s not just hoverboards being seized by border control staff, but wearable technology is under scrutiny, as more individuals aim to sell counterfeit products overseas. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has seized $35,000 worth in counterfeit smart wristbands in Philadelphia, the law enforcement agency announced late Tuesday. Photo credit: U.S. Customs and Border […]