Knockoff Report™ #587

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich speaks at First Redeemer Church while on a campaign tour in Cumming, Georgia, February 26, 2012. REUTERS/Tami Chappell (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS) - RTR2YHDBNewt Gingrich Says China Stole $360 Billion in Intellectual Property From U.S.

Chinese National Admits Selling More Than $1 Million in Counterfeit Cell Phone Parts

Counterfeit Merch More Common as Raptors Make Final Four: NBA

Man Indicted in ‘Illicit Enterprise’ Selling Counterfeit Cavs, Springsteen Tickets

To End Gear Counterfeiting, We Have to Stop Lying to Ourselves

Alibaba Membership of Anti-Counterfeit Group Suspended Amid Conflict Claims

Brands Are Revolting Over Alibaba’s Membership in an Anti-Counterfeiting Group

Alibaba Promises to Crack Down on Counterfeiting – Will Luxury Brands Buy It?

Alibaba’s Jack Ma Skips Anti-Counterfeit Convention

Waterville Man Pleads Guilty to Selling Counterfeit Coins

Drug Bust Reveals Fentanyl Being Sold as Counterfeit Heroin

Counterfeit Cigarettes Flooding Britain Contain 500 TIMES as Much Killer Toxin

Counterfeits Are on the Rise, So Too Are Anti-Counterfeiting Technologies

An Oncologist Who Prosecutors Say Gave His Patients a Counterfeit Chemotherapy Drug Has Paid a $300,000 Settlement to the United States

Knockoff Report™ #587 - Chris SaccaBillionaire Throws Tantrum After Being Denied Entry to ‘Hamilton’

Kyocera Haul of Counterfeit Gear Worth €5m

Former RCSD Sentenced for Allegedly Selling Counterfeit Purses, Rolex Watches

Knockoff: Another Day at the Office — on Canal Street With Counterfeit Vendors

Counterfeit Gold and Silver Coins Burning Buyers

US to Challenge Fake Olive Oil But Counterfeit Foods Remain a Worldwide Problem

Four Booked for Selling Counterfeit Sports Gear in India

Soulbury Farm at the Centre of £600k Counterfeit Tobacco Fraud

Packets of Counterfeit Tata Salt Siezed

Kenya: Agency Turns to Techies in War Against Counterfeit Goods

Counterfeit Viagra Seizures Triple, Says MHRA

Tanzania: Watch That Counterfeit Phone, TCRA Cautions

Lagos Court Jails Man 5 Years for Selling Counterfeit Drugs

I TEAM: Counterfeit Cavs Tickets Indictment

Counterfeit Cancer Drug Discovered in Some Foreign Countries

Los Angeles Authorities’ Counterfeit Crusade

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Knockoff Report™ #586: Alibaba, Jellyfish, And Other Slimy Things

Knockoff Report 586 - Gucci Departs IACC Following Alibaba MembershipGucci Departs IACC Following Alibaba Membership

AirHawk Sues Chinese Makers of Knockoff “Wild Ass Motorcycle Cushion”

China’s Latest Export Boom: Fake Gold Coins

Roman Police Seize Bogus Vatican Souvenirs in Crackdown on Counterfeits

Counterfeit Souvenirs Confiscated in Raid

How to Spot Counterfeit Cigars in Cuba (and Everywhere Else, too)

Florida Overdose Deaths Blamed on Counterfeit Xanax Pills

Counterfeit Toys Traded for Comic Books

Michigan-based eBay Business Accused of $400,000 Postage Counterfeit Scam

Knockoff Report 586 - People are Making and Selling Counterfeit Jellyfish in ChinaPeople are Making and Selling Counterfeit Jellyfish in China

Will Chinese Knockoffs Hurt Under Armour Inc.?

How the Rise of Fake Drugs is Killing the Poor, and What Can Be Done to Stop it

Man Accused of Selling Counterfeit Tickets to Cavs, Warriors Game

Pembroke Pines Man Accused of Selling Counterfeit Erectile Dysfunction Pills

Idaho Women Sue Doctor over Counterfeit Implant Claim

P1.5-B Counterfeit Designer Watches Seized From Manila Warehouse

Brothers Sentenced in Counterfeit iPhone Parts Scheme

Arkansas Man Pleads Guilty to Selling Counterfeit Garmin Maps

Counterfeit Painkillers And Xanax Laced With Fentanyl Linked To More Deaths (And Hundreds Of Near-Deaths)

Toronto Woman Charged with Selling Counterfeit TTC Tokens

Police Issue Warning About Counterfeit iPhone Sales

Top 10 Chinese Toy Knockoffs | China Uncensored

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2016 Imaging Supplies Coalition Conference – Registration Now Open!!!

The Imaging Supplies Coalition presents its 16th Conference on Counterfeiting and Fraud in the Imaging Supplies Industry

“An Industry In Transition”

 
Imaging Supplies Coalition_1The Imaging Supplies Coalition is hosting its 2016 conference on Counterfeiting and Fraud in the Imaging Supplies Industry Sept.18 – 20, 2016. The Conference will be conducted in the beautiful San Diego, CA area with easy access to all of its attractions as well as to the magnificent Torrey Pines area. We look forward to your participation at the conference as we discuss key brand protection issues facing all of us. There is no better way to meet with the brand protection executives of the major companies in the imaging supplies industry. Members include Brother, Canon, Epson, HP, Lexmark, Samsung and Xerox. The imaging supplies industry Is experiencing a period of rapid transition. The ISC’s 16th conference on fraud and counterfeiting in the imaging supplies industry will provide a clear review of the factors driving this transition and map an approach to protecting brands, customers and reputations during this period of rapid change. The conference will open with a presentation on the pace of technology change, and will conclude with the presentations on the change in the IPR environments in Brazil and the PRC. In between will be presentations on brand protection on the internet including the dark web, social media and case studies involving ISC member companies. Every presenter has experience and expertise in showing leaders how to protect their brand. An optional seminar, hosted by Actionable Intelligence will be offered after the conference close.

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Conference registration is now open. Click here or the URL below to view the conference brochure.

http:/www.isc-inc.org/pdf/ISC2016conference.pdf

Sponsorships and exhibitor slots are still available

For more information, please contact:

Allen Westerfield
President, Imaging Supplies Coalition
isc.westerfield@gmail.com
(941) 961-7897
isc-inc.org

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Knockoff Report™ #585: Dentists, Chainsaws and Hoverboards

Knockoff Report™ #585 - Dental Patients Risk Serious Injury From 'Extremely Dangerous' Counterfeit Drills Imported From ChinaDental Patients Risk Serious Injury From ‘Extremely Dangerous’ Counterfeit Drills Imported From China

For Counterfeit Fighters on Social Media, Fake Profiles Are a Real Ally

Spanish Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Diesel in Counterfeit Case

Judge in One Direction Counterfeit Merchandise Case Admits in Court That he’s Never Actually Heard of Them

Counterfeit Prescription Pills; a Growing Problem in Tennessee

Counterfeit Opioid Poisonings Spread To Bay Area

Shipment of Counterfeit Shirts Stopped at Alexandria Bay Border

Knockoff Report™ #585 - Foreign Conmen Selling Counterfeit ChainsawsForeign Conmen Selling Counterfeit Chainsaws

Federal Court Seizes Websites for Selling Counterfeit, Misbranded Drugs

Counterfeit Products Exported to Macau, Hong Kong

Federal Investigators Crack Down on Counterfeit Medication in Hawaii

More Cases of Counterfeit Products in Shanghai

US Steel Seeks China Import Ban After Alleged Hacking

Thousands of Counterfeit Hoverboards Found in City of Industry Bust

Thousands of Counterfeit Hoverboards are Hitting the Market, Creating a New Risk of Dangers

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Knockoff Report™ #584: Would You Like Chips With Your Monkey Meat?

Knockoff Report 584 Tijuana Man Charged With Importing Counterfeit Pain Pills Containing Potentially Deadly ChemicalThe Fakes Industry is Worth $461 Billion

Tijuana Man Charged With Importing Counterfeit Pain Pills Containing Potentially Deadly Chemical

Chinese Chip Counterfeiter, Lured to US in Sting, Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy

Instagram’s Sponsored Ads Include Counterfeit Sellers

$1M in Knockoff Products Seized in Rochester

Ingleside Man Charged After Counterfeit Nike, Adidas Items Founds

Syosset Business Owner Had Counterfeit Goods, Cops Say

Australian Border Force Swoops on Counterfeit Resellers

Upper Allen Man Arrested for Using a Counterfeit License Plate

Hyperledger Project Explores Fighting Counterfeit Drugs with Blockchain

Counterfeit Royals Jerseys Flooding the Kansas City Market

Michigan Store Owner Jailed for Counterfeit NFL, MLB Clothing

Florida Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Selling Counterfeit Drugs

Knockoff Report 584 Largest Ever Bust of Counterfeit Foods Finds Gruesome Stuff, Including Monkey MeatLargest Ever Bust of Counterfeit Foods Finds Gruesome Stuff, Including Monkey Meat

Online Retailers Target Women with Knockoffs, Avoid Getting Scammed on Dress of Your Dreams

Customs & Border Protection Officers Seize $1M in Counterfeit Goods at Port

Qatar’s MEC Seizes 1,539 Counterfeit Spare Parts

Health Ministry Warns on Counterfeit Vodka, Brandy

Court Awards 5-Hour Energy $20 Million In Counterfeit Scheme

Counterfeit Vodka on Sale in Pub

Epic Wins $940 Million for Infringement of Intellectual Property Rights

Police Seize £1m Counterfeit Goods in Huge Strangeways Raid

Warriors Warning Fans of Counterfeit Tickets as Playoffs Return to Oracle Arena

Counterfeit Gold and Silver Coins Are a Growing Problem

60 Per Cent Water, Juice in Kenya is Counterfeit

I’ve Heard of Counterfeit Busts Before, But This is Crazy!

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Knockoff Report™ #584: Beyonce, Burgers and Badges

Beyonce performs at the Glastonbury Festival in SomersetBeyonce Sues Over ‘Feyonce’ Knockoffs

Counterfeit Coffee Is Now Something You Need to Worry About

High-Tech Tools Track Counterfeit Cotton Crops

7 People in California Die After Taking Counterfeit Prescription Painkillers

Chinese Businesswoman Held With Counterfeit Footwear Pleads Guilty

This Luxury Jacket-Maker Is Using Computer Chips to Fight Counterfeiting

Counterfeit Oyster Bake Wristbands Being Sold on Black Market

In China, Why Even Some NGOs Are Counterfeit

FBI Searching for Five Wanted in Counterfeit Ticket Scheme

Knockoff Report - BurgersA National Burger Chain Is Rolling Out a Knockoff Ramen Burger

Man in Prison for Selling Counterfeit Disney Pins Now Accused of Cold-Case Murder

Computer Creates High-Tech Rembrandt Counterfeit

From Fuckbook to Booble, Porn Knockoffs of Startups Are the Wikipedia of Failing

5-Hour Energy Awarded $20 Million in Counterfeiting Case

42 Overdoses, 10 Deaths in Sacramento Since March 23rd: Counterfeit Pain Pills to Blame?

Ukraine Trade Body Calls for Crackdown on Fake Cement

You Might Be Drinking Fake Booze And Eating Monkey Meat, According To Interpol

Painted Olives, Counterfeit Sugar and Booze on Global List of Seized Bogus Foods

Man Wanted for Allegedly Producing Fake CIA and FBI Badges

Worried About Fake Goods Online? Dubai Protects Your Rights

FDA Probes Allegations of ‘Counterfeit’ Boston Scientific Surgical Mesh

Kenya Counterfeit Agency Steps up Crackdown Against Counterfeits

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Things You Need to Know About Bitcoin

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In the last year or so, with the ever-increasing interest in investigating subjects on the Dark Web, our clients have been asking us more and more about bitcoin.  Bitcoin is an open source digital asset which utilizes a peer-to-peer system with which users can interact directly without an intermediary. Bitcoin is not the first cryptocurrency, but it is the first decentralized digital currency acknowledged by United States Treasury. It is the largest of its kind in terms of total market value. Although your local department store may not yet have adopted bitcoin as payment, major companies such as Dell, Overstock, and Expedia have.  In fact, IPCybercrime now accepts bitcoin as well.  Even more importantly from and investigation standpoint, it is the sole payment method on the Dark Web.  Here are a few bitcoin basics that we think you should know:

Market

The Bitcoin market is a very volatile market. According to a study by Boston University, bitcoin has volatility seven times greater than gold, eight times greater than the S&P 500 and eighteen times greater than the U.S. Dollar. Here at IPCybercrime, we deal in bitcoin on a daily basis. During trades and purchases, it is not uncommon to see the price change $50 either way within minutes. While conducting our investigations, it does make bookkeeping somewhat difficult. In regard to our clients, we bill them at the price bitcoin was at the time we converted their currency to bitcoin. This is different each time but easily referenced.

Block Chain

The block chain is a public ledger maintained by a public network that records bitcoin transactions. All transactions are broadcast to this network using common software utilized by its users. The important thing to understand about the block chain is that all transactions are independently verified by a distributed database. Because the block chain is public, all transaction are public. This means anyone can research a bitcoin wallet ID to track their transactions, including whom they transact with.

Wallet

It is necessary for a person to first have a bitcoin wallet before trading in bitcoin. There are a number of software wallets that are readily available online.  There are also hardware wallets that enable an extra layer of security by requiring the equipment to be present during a transaction. It is most common to use a software wallet. All software wallets that are created to be compliant to transfer in US currency by way of bank wire or credit card are regulated using US rules. This means they require ID verification. That’s not always good for undercover investigations. IPCybercrime has vast experience working with legal sources to maintain legitimate bitcoin wallets without giving away our identity to the general public, or worse, the bad guys.

IPCybercrime regularly conducts purchases and investigates perpetrators using bitcoin, the Dark Web, and the block chain and consider ourselves experts among our peers.   Contact us if you would like to know more how IPCybercrime can assist your company in legal or investigative matters that involve bitcoin.

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