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Counterfeit Foods: Are You Eating the Real Thing?

Filed under: Consumer Ally, Crime, Food & Drink
Think counterfeiting only extends to that knock-off name-brand purse or those slightly irregular DVDs you bought on the street? Think again. Everything is fair game to counterfeiters these days, from …

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Could a Fake Coach Purse Land You in Jail? Anti-Counterfeiters Target Consumers

Filed under: Crime, Shopping, Secret ShopperThat bootleg Prada bag you proudly dangle from your arm — the one you scored on Canal Street in New York City, that hotbed of knockoffs? Someday soon, you could be fined for buying that fake — or worse, thr…

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Fashion Icons and eBay Join Forces to Fight Knockoffs, Counterfeits

Filed under: People, Tiffany & Co, Retail, eBay, Consumer AllyCalvin Klein doesn’t want you to buy counterfeit goods. Nor do Tommy Hilfiger, Diane von Furstenberg and Donna Karan, for that matter.

Those are just a few of the fashion industry lumin…

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Cheap Knockoffs and Counterfeits Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

Filed under: Economy, RetailTalking about knockoff jackets with Kevin Spreekmeester, the global marketing vice president for outdoor clothing company Canada Goose, is a bit like chatting with a detective. Soft-spoken and slight, Spreekmeester is surpri…

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The 10 Most Counterfeited Products Sold in America

Americans’ zest for a bargain has an economic downside: It creates a giant opportunity for the scads of shady operators — especially from China — that specialize in pumping out counterfeit versions of the real thing. From foot…

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