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The Big Business of Counterfeit Ticket Sales: Why It Is Escalating & How To Avoid the Scam

Dan Steiner | Posted 10.26.2016 | Business
Dan Steiner

The sports market in the United States is worth a tad more than $60 billion and is expected to reach $73.5 billion by 2019. There is no question that ...

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.

Book Review Correction - China Through a Glass of Wine

Suna Senman | Posted 09.06.2016 | Home
Suna Senman

A big part of my peace message is honesty and openness, which includes revealing my mistakes. For whatever reason: I had too much going on and missed...

China Through a Wine Glass

Suna Senman | Posted 09.02.2016 | Home
Suna Senman

China Though a Wine Glass is actually an insightful picture of current day China relating to the world while striving to maintain the Maoist culture. Personal life, politics, commerce and wine blend in the telling of how a malleable Western mind could succeed in the Chinese society and market.

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...

Bulletproof Your Business Against Counterfeiters

Janice Celeste | Posted 01.13.2017 | Business
Janice Celeste

If you're a small business and you find yourself with an easy to replicate successful invention or product, it's only a short matter of time before it will likely be copied and sold right from under you.

Funny Money: CIA Counterfeiting in Poland

ADST | Posted 08.04.2016 | World

Communism was relegated to the dustbin of history for many reasons, foremost among them were its warped economic policies. In places like Poland during the 1960s, foreigners with access to hard currency could easily game the system and do pretty well.

World's Tiniest Spirals May Help Thwart Counterfeiters

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 06.08.2015 | Science

The spiral is considered by mathematicians to be one of nature's most beautiful shapes. It comes up again and again, from the vast swirling arms of th...

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.

8 Souvenirs That Could Land You In Jail

Thrillist | Posted 08.20.2014 | Travel

It's one thing to bring back souvenirs so terrible that they land you on your friend's @#$% list, and quite another to tote home tchotchkes from overseas that send you straight to jail.

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...

Millions Of Dollars In Fake $100 Bills Flooding Into New York

| Posted 01.30.2014 | New York

By Murray Weiss NEW YORK CITY — It’s all about the Benjamins. An international counterfeiting ring has been pumping millions of dollars in phony...

Sasha Belenky

Kanye's Big Plan, A Craigslist Killer, The New $100 Bill & More Must Reads | Sasha Belenky | Posted 08.23.2013 | Politics

1. New Money, Old Money Last year, in Wired, David Wolman profiled a German artist and printmaker named Hans-Jürgen Kuhl who crafted counterfeit h...

3 Important Things To Consider Before Buying Your Dress Online

Bridal Guide | Posted 05.22.2013 | Weddings
Bridal Guide

While buying a gown online is a growing trend, there are still some serious concerns that you must consider before taking the plunge.

You Can't Fake Fashion 2013

Steven Kolb | Posted 05.20.2013 | Style
Steven Kolb

Counterfeiting is a multi-billion dollar global industry and shoppers from almost all socioeconomic backgrounds have admitted to buying a counterfeit product. As someone who works closely with both established and up-and-coming designers, these figures are deeply troubling.

Ripoff Knives and Body Doubles: How Your Brain Recognizes Fakes and Impostors

Ben Thomas | Posted 03.13.2013 | Science
Ben Thomas

Your brain's recognition system is neither simple nor always predictable. Have you ever felt sure you'd seen your friend's face in a crowd only to realize that you'd just creeped out a stranger by staring too long?

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.

Wine Stash Found In Abandoned Home Could Be Worth Millions

Posted 11.09.2012 | Money

Nearly 10,000 bottles of what Chinese police believe to be faux Chateau Lafite Rothschild red wine has been found in an abandoned house in Wenzhou, Zh...

Coach Wins $257 Million In Internet Counterfeiting Case

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 11.08.2013 | Style

Those C's are no joke.

Exploded Bottles Unearth Counterfeit Ketchup Operation

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 10.18.2012 | Home

Heinz officials are investigating what they're calling an abandoned Heinz Tomato Ketchup counterfeiting operation, conducted in a warehouse in Dover, ...

Man Arrested In Connection To Counterfeit Bills Found In Chase ATMs

Posted 10.17.2012 | New York

A man believed to have loaded two Manhattan ATM's with counterfeit bills earlier this month was arrested at John F. Kennedy airport Monday afternoon. ...

Watch: Walmart Gives Woman Fake Money

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.18.2012 | Money

It's called funny money, but Leann Ward isn't laughing. She received a fake $100 bill from a Walmart in Alpine Township, Mich., and the store refus...

Dan Collins

In Vino Veritas? Inside the Bogus World of Wine | Dan Collins | Posted 10.07.2012 | Home

Don Cornwell says he got his first real look at wine counterfeiting in 1986 as a young attorney working in Los Angeles when the manager of a local win...

The Big Business Of Cross-Border Crime

Reuters | Posted 09.15.2012 | Business

VIENNA, July 16 (Reuters) - Turnover of cross-border organised crime is about $870 billion a year, more than six times the total of official develop...

Man Sells Fake Maple Syrup, Gets Caught, Punished By Government

Posted 06.13.2012 | Business

Getting your hands on the good stuff may be harder than you think. Particularly if by good stuff you mean some authentic Vermont Maple Syrup. A Rh...