People in Australia have noticed a misprint in the newly released $50 bills. The banknotes misspelled the word "responsibility" in the micro-text for Edith Cowan's historic speech as the first female member of the country's Parliament.
Life & Style May 10, 2019
Apple lost nearly $1 million after replacing more than 1,400 counterfeit iPhones with new ones. Two Chinese students from Oregon were charged with wire fraud, trafficking counterfeit goods, and submitting false and misleading information on export declaration.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 6, 2019
Microsoft’s corporate vice president of communications, Frank X. Shaw, published a scathing blog post addressing Eric Lundgren’s jail sentence. The e-recycling entrepreneur was sentenced to 15 months for creating counterfeit software.
Microsoft April 28, 2018
New research has found that a whopping 99 percent of fake Apple chargers sold online fail basic safety tests. Out of 400 chargers tested, only three had adequate insulation.
Apple December 2, 2016
Apple filed a lawsuit against company Mobile Star for selling allegedly counterfeit products under the Apple logo and brand on Amazon.com.
Apple October 20, 2016
Amazon is cracking down on merchants who sell counterfeit goods on the site in a bid to ensure that big brands are protected. The e-retailer is asking sellers for a one-time non-refundable fee of up to $1,500 and documents that prove the authenticity of the product being sold.
Business Tech August 30, 2016
Over 30,000 counterfeit Toyota car parts were discovered at a facility in China, with a total estimated cost of $1 million. The raid followed a 2015 Federal Court case Toyota filed against two Australian traders selling fake car parts.
Car Tech May 31, 2016
A woman in China paid a small fortune for a lousy iPhone replica that didn't even get the logo right. Instead of the iPhone 6s she thought she was buying, the woman got a cheap knockoff with a pear logo.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 20, 2016
The U.S. Trade Representative issued a warning to China-based Alibaba Group Holding on the sale of counterfeit goods on its online platforms. The agency said that the e-commerce giant should increase its efforts in fighting against piracy.
Business December 18, 2015
Trading Standards officials seized counterfeit Disney toys that contained high amounts of toxic chemicals such as phthalates. Exposure to phthalates may lead to an increased risk of cancer, asthma and fertility problems.
Life December 18, 2015
British trade officers warn consumers about buying cheap but dangerous hoverboards after thousands of the devices were found to have defects during an inspection of ports in October. Faulty hoverboard batteries have resulted in product overheating and fire-related cases.
Life December 8, 2015
Health officials issued a warning against buying anti-anxiety prescription drug Xanas on the streets. The counterfeit versions of the drug have already sent at least three people in California to the hospital.
Life October 24, 2015
Chinese authorities have shut down a lucrative production facility for counterfeit iDevices. The multimillion dollar operation pumped out fakes down six production lines.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 29, 2015
Tiny spirals of gold too small for the naked eye to see could foil identity theft or counterfeiting, researchers suggest. Only visible under certain kinds of light, they could protect currency and credit or identification cards, they say.
June 3, 2015
Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, and other Kering-owned brands claim that Alibaba helped counterfeiters in selling fake products on the online retail giant's platforms. Alibaba denies the allegations.
Legal May 19, 2015
FDA warns of counterfeit, often ineffective, drugs being offered to doctors and pharmacies at steep discounts. Agency announces "Know Your Source" initiative to combat growing problem.
Life September 24, 2014
Aston Martin has recalled over 17,000 sports car due to counterfeit plastic material used in accelerator pedal arms.
FUTURE TECH February 6, 2014