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Counterfeiting

8 Souvenirs That Could Land You In Jail

Thrillist | Posted 06.20.2014 | Travel
Thrillist

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...

The Wine Industry Fight Back Against Counterfeiters

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

SAINT-EMILION, France (AP) — An FBI agent recently showed Arnaud de Laforcade a file with several labels supposedly from 1947 bottles of Chateau Che...

Sasha Belenky

Kanye's Big Plan, A Craigslist Killer, The New $100 Bill & More Must Reads

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 counterfe...

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.

Drugmakers Ramp Up Battle Against Massive Counterfeit Market

AP | LINDA A. JOHNSON | Posted 03.12.2013 | Business

-- More than two dozen of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies have agreed to provide funding and other support to Interpol's battle against ...

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 | Food

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

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Collins | Posted 10.07.2012 | Food

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...

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 off...

Double Whammy: Leading Coin Collector Duped By 'Extraordinary Forgeries," Acquired Them Illegally

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 07.04.2012 | Crime

NEW YORK -- A prominent coin collector thought he had some valuable, ancient pieces with a problem: They shouldn't have been taken out of Italy. The ...

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...

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...

Burberry Earns $100 Million In Counterfeiting Lawsuit

Posted 05.18.2012 | Style

What lesson did we learn this week, class? Don't rip off Burberry. Burberry was awarded $100 million in damages this week as Manhattan Federal cour...

Why Is Homeland Security Cracking Down On Flea Markets?

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 04.24.2012 | Small Business

Could this be the end of the local flea market? In an effort to crack down on counterfeiting, the Department of Homeland Security has begun targeti...

The Fight Against Faux

Zoe Malliaros | Posted 06.14.2012 | Teen
Zoe Malliaros

So many brands have their authentic designs replicated by underground merchants who sell the bags for much less. This type of manufacturing has become an issue because the fakes cost a lot less than the real deal.

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 ...

Fed Uncover One Of Largest International Counterfeit Rings Ever

AP | DAVID PORTER | Posted 05.02.2012 | Style

NEWARK, N.J. — Two groups operating primarily out of China smuggled counterfeit UGG boots, fake designer handbags, cigarettes and other items wo...