Tag: counterfeit

Australia Misspells ‘Responsibility’ On New $50 Bill

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

Oregon College Students Tricked Apple Into Replacing Fake iPhones From China

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 Defends Itself As E-Waste Recycler Goes To Jail For Counterfeiting

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

Beware Of Fake Apple Chargers: 99 Percent Fail Safety Tests

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 Claims About 90 Percent Of Its Chargers Sold On Amazon Are Fake

Apple filed a lawsuit against company Mobile Star for selling allegedly counterfeit products under the Apple logo and brand on

Apple October 20, 2016

After Fake Reviews, Amazon Goes After Counterfeit Products

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

Thousands Of Counterfeit Toyota Parts Discovered At Manufacturing Facility In China

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

Conned Woman Pays Nearly $1,300 For Fake iPhone With Pear Logo Instead Of Apple

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

US Warns Alibaba Again: Stop Selling Fake Products

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

Fake Disney Figures, Other Counterfeit Christmas Toys May Cause Cancer, Infertility And Asthma

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

UK Officials Seize Thousands Of Hoverboards Following Incidents of Exploding Devices

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 Warn Against Fake Xanax As Opioid-Spiked Drug Causes Three Overdoses

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

Police Raid Fake iPhone Factory In China And Seize $19.4 Million Worth Of Counterfeit iDevices

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

Nano-Sized Spirals Of Gold Could Protect Against Identity Theft

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, YSL, Other Luxury Brands File Lawsuit Against Alibaba For Reportedly Listing Counterfeit Products

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

‘Rogue’ drug distributors on the rise, FDA puts doctors on alert

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 hit by counterfeit pedal arms, recalls 17,590 cars

Aston Martin has recalled over 17,000 sports car due to counterfeit plastic material used in accelerator pedal arms.

FUTURE TECH February 6, 2014

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