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Counterfeit Goods

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Man Charged With Selling Counterfeit Microsoft Software

AP | Posted 06.10.2012 | Technology

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged a Southern California man with illegally importing more than 1,000 counterfeit Microsoft Office ...

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...

3,001 Arrested For Product Piracy In China's Latest Crackdown

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BEIJING — Chinese authorities have arrested 3,001 people in their latest crackdown on rampant product piracy and seized fake or counterfeit medi...

Flea Market Fakes Pose Health, Terrorist Risks

AP | BETH DeFALCO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

TRENTON, N.J. — Used to be, if you wanted a knockoff handbag or fake fragrance, Lower Manhattan's Canal Street was a mecca. But with flea marke...

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...