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Knockoff Report™ #565: The Dark Web, China & Other Places

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Inside a Giant Dark-Web Scheme to Sell Counterfeit Coupons

Getting Counterfeit Products Off China Websites: It’s Possible

Apparel Group: Alibaba Not Doing Enough on Counterfeit Goods

Battling Knockoffs: A Primer on Spotting Fakes Online

How Alibaba, Etsy, eBay and Amazon Deal With Counterfeit Goods

16 Hilariously Awful Disney Knockoffs

Counterfeit Beauty Products Pose Health, Safety Risks: London Police

Judge Sentences Bassfield Man in Counterfeit Items Case

Chula Vista Man Who Admits to Selling Counterfeit Jerseys to be Sentenced

Merchants Peddling Knockoff Souvenirs Cash in on Ducks’ Stanley Cup Run

Counterfeit Goods: How to Tell the Real From the Rip-off

UD Research Studies Cultural Perceptions of Counterfeit Goods

Counterfeit Cigarettes Seized by Police in Sheffield

Counterfeit Italian Food Products Face Trade Group Scrutiny

Intellectual Property: How to Protect What You Create

‘Using Fake Make-up Glued My Eyes Together’

Fighting Against Counterfeit Product… Packaging?

Counterfeit Prescription Drug Ring in Baton Rouge Area Results in Multiple Arrests

Zimpex, Inc. Says They Didn’t Know They Were Selling Counterfeit Safety Garments

Counterfeit Auto Parts Seized at Port Everglades

Detroit Woman Receives Fine, Probation for Selling Counterfeit Airbags

Store Owners Plead Guilty to Selling Counterfeit Merchandise

Hanoi Police Seize Thousands of Luxury Knockoffs

Why You Need to Be Careful When You Buy Contact Lenses

Air Jordan Knockoffs: Hidden Camera Prank

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Knockoff Report™ #562

New Orleans Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing 90 Counterfeit Credit Cards - Knockoff Report #562New Orleans Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing 90 Counterfeit Credit Cards

See the Cheap Apple Watch Knockoffs on China’s Black Market

2 Miami Men Accused of Running Counterfeit Credit Card Operation in Beaverton

Eric Church Sues ‘Various John Does’ Over Counterfeit Merch

Tacheiykara Tinsley Charged With Selling Counterfeit DVDs Out of Her Car

New York City Men Plead Guilty to Possession of Counterfeit Credit Cards

Sullivan County Stings Net $80K in Counterfeit Goods

Jan-Dirk van der Burg Shoots Calvin Klein Knockoffs for New Book

Michigan Man Indicted for Selling Counterfeit OSU T-shirts

Alibaba Can’t Seem to Shake Its Counterfeit Products Problem

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Counterfeit Movies and Music Seized by Police at Border Market

Man Remanded For Counterfeiting Alomo Bitters

Couple Ordered to Pay Back More Than £28,686 After Selling Counterfeit Clothing on eBay

Counterfeit Sneakers are Now Manufactured So Well, Even Experts Can’t Tell the Difference

Philippines Once Again Excluded From USTR’s List of ‘Piracy Hot Spots’

Counterfeiting Costs the British Beauty Industry £201 Million a Year

Westfort Tavern Fire Caused by Counterfeit CSA Power Bar

Counterfeit Tobacco Crackdown Sees More Than 10,000 Goods Seized

Cutters Choice Illegal Tobacco Seller Guilty of Trading Counterfeit DVDs and Unlicensed Alcohol

China Residents Loot $630,000 Worth of Fake Goods

Makita Corporation Warns Of ‘Counterfeit Products’

Counterfeit Medicines

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Knockoff Report™ #557

Fake ‘Apple Watch Prototype’ Sells For Hundreds on eBay - Knockoff Report™ #557Fake ‘Apple Watch Prototype’ Sells For Hundreds on eBay

Phoenix Police Brace for More Counterfeit NFL Goods

Counterfeit Cialis Found Entering U.S. by Mail: FDA

Man Accused of Trying to Sell More Than $46,000 Worth of Counterfeit Items

Over Half the Brand Name Items Sold on China’s Version of Ebay Are Counterfeit, Study Says

Counterfeit Seahawks Jerseys Seized From Washington Man in Arizona

Police in China Nab Five for Counterfeit Train Tickets

Fake Condoms, Viagra, Seized and Online Network Shut Down

Man Obsessed with eBay Jailed for Selling Counterfeit DVDs and Money Laundering £500k

Warning to Parents Using Counterfeit Chargers After Toy Car Bursts Into FlamesWarning to Parents Using Counterfeit Chargers After Toy Car Bursts Into Flames - Knockoff Report™ #557

Two Arraigned for Selling Counterfeit Electronics, Including Phony iPhones and iPads

Pair Jailed After Online Fake Goods Scam

Gang Traded in Counterfeit Goods ‘on Industrial Scale’ on Facebay by Sheerness Couple Darren Hilton and Sharon Marlow

Estee Lauder Wins $1.8M in Counterfeit MAC Cosmetics Suit

Shopkeeper Sentenced After Sniffer Dogs Find 800 Counterfeit Golden Virginia, Drum and Mayfair Tobacco and Cigarette Packs

Counterfeit MAC Makeup Could be Toxic

Second Turkish Man Sentenced for Smuggling Counterfeit Cancer Drugs

Haul of Counterfeit Nike Trainers Worth £250,000 Seized at Harwich International Port

Anti-Counterfeiting Alliance Formed in Beijing

Men Charged with Welling Counterfeit Patriots Tickets

$1M in Fake Serchandise Seized in Lead-up to Super Bowl

How to Avoid Counterfeit Printer Supplies

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Knockoff Report™ #555

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Chinese Lego Knockoff Boldly Markets 'Terrorist Car' Kit - Knockoff Report™ #555Chinese Lego Knockoff Boldly Markets ‘Terrorist Car’ Kit

Forget Drugs, Darknet Markets Are Selling Counterfeit Christmas Gifts

Alibaba Took Down 90 Million Fake Products Ahead of Its IPO

Counterfeit Electronics Market Growing Twice the Genuine Goods

Cuomo Signs Bill Allowing Counterfeit Clothing to Be Donated to People in Need

How to Make Sure You Don’t Accidentally Buy Counterfeit Vodka Made From Anti-Freeze

Operation ‘Bad Gifts’ Seizes Counterfeit Goods at JFK Airport

Warning of the Dangers of Counterfeit Straighteners

Nikon Europe Warns Against ‘Counterfeit’ D800E Cameras

2 Chinese Nationals Sentenced for Selling Counterfeit Cell Phone Cases Throughout Massachusetts

NYPD Bags Seven in Queens Counterfeit-Purse Ring

$5 Knockoff of World Famous Parker 51 Fountain Pen - Knockoff Report™ #555$5 Knockoff of World Famous Parker 51 Fountain Pen

eBay Seller Sues Monitoring Firm over Counterfeit Claims

Hong Kong Officials Seize Counterfeit Jasmine Rice

U.K. Dentists Warned About Counterfeit Equipment

UL Warns of Counterfeit Fire Sprinkler

Warning for Farm Exports, as Chinese Counterfeiters Rip Off Aussie Products

Piracy and Counterfeiting Should Be Made Unprofitable

Rogue Trader Found Guilty of Selling Counterfeit Pornography Avoids Spending Christmas in Jail

3 Charged in Counterfeit Raid at Greensboro Flea Market

Woman Accused of Selling Counterfeit Bags Arrested in Surry County

Counterfeit Merchandise Seized in Lexington Worth Almost $1M

Counterfeit DVDs Seized in Phillipsburg Raid

Gaston Man Convicted of Trafficking Counterfeit Goods, Illegal Medications

eBay Scales Back EMR Counterfeit Reporting Program

$15K Worth of Counterfeit North Face Clothes Seized in Logan County - Knockoff Report™ #555$15K Worth of Counterfeit North Face Clothes Seized in Logan County

Police Issue Warning After Counterfeit Tickets Found at Packers Game

BBB Warns Panthers Fans of Fake Tickets, Counterfeit Goods

Police Remove 8,000 Counterfeit DVDs From Laclede County Home

Flea Market Files Bankruptcy After $42M Coach Knockoff Purse Lawsuit

Indiana Excise Police Seize Alleged Counterfeit Merchandise, Pills and More in Wabash

Counterfeit Christmas Jumpers Seized in Cwmbran

Millions of Dollars of Counterfeit Items Found in Morehead Store

Counterfeit Frozen Toys Seized by Revenue Officers

 

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Knockoff Report™ #554

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How eBay, Amazon and Alibaba Fuel the World's Top Illegal Industry — the Counterfeit Products Market (featuring Rob Holmes) - Knockoff Report™ #554How eBay, Amazon and Alibaba Fuel the World’s Top Illegal Industry — the Counterfeit Products Market (featuring Rob Holmes)

ABS-CBN wins $250-M antipiracy case in US (featuring Rob Holmes)

‘Operation Treasure Hunt’ Seizes $2 Million in Counterfeit Goods

£90 Million of Counterfeit Christmas Presents Could Put Lives at Risk

Chargers Fan Scammed with Counterfeit Tickets

Bedford Shops Caught Selling Counterfeit Cigarettes

East Naples Man Ran Counterfeit DVD Operation Out of His Garage, Feds Say

292 Counterfeit Domains Seized by Law Enforcement

Be on the Lookout for Counterfeit & Stolen SEC Championship Tickets

Beware of Possible Counterfeit Tickets for UW-Duke Game

Alert Over Counterfeit Perfume Sold in Portsmouth

Revenue Seizes 2,000 Pairs of Counterfeit Runners in Cork

Fake Head and Shoulders Shampoo Containing ‘Sex-Change Chemical’ Sold Across Northern Ireland Stores

Counterfeit Louis Vuitton, Nike, North Face Seized In Detroit Raid

Counterfeit Merchandise Seized in Lexington Worth almost $1M

Police Seize £500,000 Worth of Potentially Dangerous Counterfeit Frozen, Toy Story and Peppa Pig Toys Destined for Christmas Markets

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Knockoff Report™ #549

Bogus Batman, Spider-Man Lego Sets Seized - Knockoff Report™ #549Bogus Batman, Spider-Man Lego Sets Seized

Guangzhou Police Reveal Bust of ‘Billion-Yuan’ Counterfeit Bag Ring

Face Masks Become Top Counterfeit Product

Lincolnshire Couple Who Sold Counterfeit CDs on eBay Given Suspended Sentences

CBP Seizes Counterfeit Rechargeable Toys Valued at $1.3 Million

How Billionaire Bill Koch Fights Fake Wine

How Acuvue Tackled Issues of Counterfeit Lenses

Hyson Green Shop’s Future Hangs on Licensing Panel Decision After Counterfeit Tobacco Find

Seized Counterfeit Goods Hit P8B

Fake Designer Clothes and £14,000 in Cash Seized From Ilford Home

Overdose Deaths Linked to Counterfeit Drugs, Police Say

Police Raid Reigate Property in Counterfeit Goods Crackdown

Pub License Suspended After Counterfeit Vodka Found

Nearly 700 Held or Probed in Major Asia Counterfeit Sweep

FDA to Unveil ‘Laser Gun’ That Detects Counterfeit Drugs

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Knockoff Report™ #543

Louis Vuitton Parent, eBay Settle 8-Year Old Fight Over Knock-offs - Knockoff Report™ #543Louis Vuitton Parent, eBay Settle 8-Year Old Fight Over Knock-offs

Knockoff Oscar Peddler Owes Academy Big Bucks

Man Accused Selling Counterfeit Cellphone Covers in Maine

Illinois Man Sentenced for Trafficking Counterfeit Goods, Drugs into U.S.

Minnesota Man Charged in Counterfeit Jersey Sales

Vimax Combats Counterfeiters

Deadly Fake Wine Flooding Britain’s Off-licences: Laced With Bleach, Nail Polish and Anti-Freeze – and Passed Off as Top Brands

Fake Britain’s Knock-off Goods: From Shardonnay to Brick Dust Covered in Road Paint and Sold as Heart Drug

Dubai Police Seize Fake Goods Worth $9.2m in 15 Days

Fake Designer Clothes Factory Raided in Johannesburg

Jamaica Cops Seize $465m in Counterfeit Goods

India to Pay Whistleblowers for Info on Counterfeit Drugs

Counterfeit Goods, Drugs Among Most Seized Items in Qatar

High Capacity & Counterfeit Batteries (iPhone & Samsung)

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BOOK REVIEW: Black Market Billions

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Rob Holmes and Best-selling author Hitha Prabhakar

As I do the last few days of every April I was preparing for the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition Spring Meeting.  Per my normal routine, I downloaded the agenda and devised a conference plan.  I noted that this year, unlike last, the conference had a host: Hitha Prabhakar, author of the new best seller Black Market Billions: How Organized Retail Crime Funds Global Terrorists.  In preparation of the possibility of carrying on a conversation with her, I decided to extend her the courtesy of purchasing the book on my favorite book site, audible.com.  Don’t laugh.  Come on.  You didn’t expect a narcissistic guy this hopped up on Starbucks to be able to sit down and actually read a book in three days, did you?  Besides, I love listening to non-fiction books.

Black Market Billions began with the author receiving an instant message from a friend offering her handbags for sale at a very attractive price.  Knowing that she is a full-time fashion reporter, the friend explained that the items he was selling ‘fell off the truck’.  What followed was a rabbit hole I was not expecting.  Most books that involve the world of counterfeit goods focus on the counterfeit goods industry (makes sense, doesn’t it?), but not this one.  In order to set the table properly to explain the role that counterfeit goods play in our society, Prabhakar first takes us deep into the varied world of shoplifting, human trafficking and Organized Retail Crime.

Knockoff Report - BOOK REVIEW Black Market Billions

Most of my readers know I grew up in the anti-counterfeiting industry so one may assume I was schooled in all of the ways counterfeit goods are tied to the dark parts of the world’s economy.  One would be wrong.  I knew all about cargo theft, human trafficking, parallel imports and (of course) product counterfeiting and cybercrime.  Although I knew that retail boosting existed, I didn’t know how organized it was and that it is directly tied to the same black market.  I know we can watch an episode of reality television to learn something new, but Black Market Billions added a new view to even this easily jaded joker.  Early on, she moves right to the ties between counterfeit goods and radical terrorists.  Some of these stories were cases I had worked on, so it hit home as closely as it was well-written.

Moving through the chapters, I first was trying to figure out where she was going because the structure was not organized like most books, where there would be claim, evidence, conclusion, rinse, repeat.  She told stories of individuals through their eyes and provided case studies with insight into their effect on these individuals.  As the book unfolded I felt myself engrossed in a story that I thought I knew but saw it in a different light.  Perhaps this insight was partially due to the fact that it was written by a woman.  The stories felt personal and the street crime was real as it was woven into the larger picture of Big Fashion.

I recommend this book, not only for those interested in anti-counterfeiting, but anyone who reads true crime or even thrillers.  Keep an eye on this author as well.  To top it all off, I did end up chatting with her at a party, so my reading it in time was worth it!

Now I’m going to finish my coffee.

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