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Counterfeit Goods

You've Got Mail. But Is It Safe?

Rob Britton | Posted 09.20.2016 | Business
Rob Britton

Because I spent most of my career at American Airlines, my antenna is always up when it comes to safety and security -- and it's even higher after marking the 15-year anniversary of the 9/11 tragedies. In the years since, Americans have worked hard -- in government, the private sector and elsewhere -- to make our country safer.

West Africans ditch Dutch wax prints for Chinese 'real-fakes'

The Conversation Africa

Nina Sylvanus, Northeastern University Since the early 20th century, Vlisco has produced African print cloth - otherwise known as Dutch wax prints. T...

5 Mislabeled and Counterfeit Foods That Prove Expensive Meals Can Be Costly Lies

Inverse | Posted 05.24.2016 | Science

This article was originally posted on Inverse. By Kashann Kilson Traditionally, counterfeit foods have been reserved for ultra-high priced items w...

Supply and Demand: A Simple Solution to Combat the Sale of Counterfeit Handbags

Stacy Slotnick | Posted 05.27.2015 | Business
Stacy Slotnick

The panacea to the counterfeit handbag dilemma is quite simple, and it does not involve lobbying for tougher laws, becoming a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer, or developing an anti-counterfeiting technology. Instead, an overhaul of the fake luxury handbag business begins with the consumer.

Google Adds $250 Million to Its Illicit Drug Marketing Tab

Tom Galvin | Posted 12.30.2014 | Technology
Tom Galvin

Google is a great company with brilliant minds. It has proven that it can do amazing things when it puts its mind to it. Hopefully, one of these days, it will make keeping dangerous and sometimes tainted drugs that come from disreputable overseas peddlers a priority as well.

5 Steps That Businesses Can Take To Avoid Losing Money From Counterfeit Goods

Darin Klemchuk | Posted 08.07.2014 | Small Business
Darin Klemchuk

Counterfeit goods can cost your company both money and its reputation. Take a few simple steps to protect your brand and to prevent your customers from purchasing fake products.

The 4 Strangest Things Nobody Tells You About Life In China

Cracked | Posted 04.21.2014 | Weird News

My name is Michael Pearce, and during my career as a teacher and writer living in Shijiazhuang, I've discovered that moving to China has its own uniqu...

Is That Cashmere You're Wearing, Or Rat Fur?

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 02.05.2014 | Style

If it looks like cashmere, and it feels like cashmere, it's probably cashmere. Then again, it could also be rat fur. This disturbing news surfaced ...

Lynne Peeples

Counterfeit Super Bowl Fan Gear May Be Tainted With Toxins | Lynne Peeples | Posted 02.04.2014 | Green

The price of a Russell Wilson game jersey found on one website is about $20. A Broncos infant onesie on the same site sells for around $5. Too go...

Using Data to Fight Counterfeiting

Travis Korte | Posted 09.18.2013 | Technology
Travis Korte

From the federal government's data-driven policing efforts to private sector initiatives to secure the supply chain, data has the potential to emerge as a powerful new tool in the fight against counterfeit goods.

Charlie Trotter Accused Of Selling Counterfeit Wine

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2013 | Chicago

By P.J. Huffstutter CHICAGO, June 13 (Reuters) - The famed Chicago chef Charlie Trotter has been sued for allegedly selling two wine c...

Valentine's Day Gifts: Are You Giving Knockoffs or the Real Deal?

Renée Richardson Gosline | Posted 04.15.2013 | Style
Renée Richardson Gosline

Naturally, it can be tempting to look for a "deal," but buyer beware: If it seems too good to be true, it probably is, especially when it comes to counterfeit luxury goods.

Confessions of a Designer Bag Lady

Kimberly Couzens | Posted 01.15.2013 | Style
Kimberly Couzens

"Is that a fake Prada? I could spot it a mile away." I still have trouble believing that a girl from my cheerleading squad actually said this to me in the 10th grade. To be fair, she was right.

Facebook: I've Been Hacked

Donna Estes Antebi | Posted 07.31.2012 | Technology
Donna Estes Antebi

Facebook hacking is out of control. If user privacy and security is not strengthened, then Facebook should issue a bold warning on every page -- just like the cigarette companies do. "Warning! Facebook is not a secure site.

Couple Unwittingly Tries To Sells Pirated Rosetta Stone Software On eBay

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 05.23.2012 | Money

A couple from Washington state who are accused of trying to sell counterfeit software say they were only trying to pay for their late nephew's headsto...

U.S. Busts Enormous Smuggling Ring

Reuters | Posted 05.02.2012 | Business

(Adds drug ring, smuggling details, byline and dateline) By Gianna Palmer NEWARK, N.J., March 2 (Reuters) - More than tw...

Americans Still Love Fakes

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 12.23.2011 | Style

This just in: Americans still love fake bags. We would have thought that the demand for fakes -- plastic bags with mangled "LV" logos, tufted purse...

WATCH: Are You Carrying A Fake Bag?

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 08.30.2011 | Style

Fancy yourself a Chanel 2.55? An Hermes Birkin? Or perhaps a pretty little leather YSL satchel? Just make sure you're not buying a fake. The Wall S...

Cyber Monday Crackdown: 82 Sites Shut Down

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The government shut down 82 websites on Cyber Monday, one of the busiest online shopping days of the year, in a crackdown on counterfeit goods and cop...

The Confucian Consumer and Chinese Luxury: FAQs

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

Why is China's luxury population so young compared to economies in other nations? They're very young for one simple reason: China is an incredibly amb...

Fake Websites Shut Down By Police In Biggest Takedown Of Its Kind

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

More than 1,000 websites that claim to sell cut-price designer goods have been shut down in the biggest police operation of its kind in the UK. The...