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.... And in 2014, when China’s state administration for industry and commerce published findings showing that more than 70% of goods in a random sample on Taobao were fake, Ma met with the head of the agency, who subsequently claimed that the report was merely the minutes of a meeting and “had no legal effect”. While Ma hopes to encourage American small businesses to sell on the company’s high-end marketplace, Tmall, in December 2016 the US government put its much larger sister site, Taobao, on a blacklist of “notorious marketplaces” known for the sale of counterfeit goods and violations of intellectual property rights . ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....It said it had taken account of its obligations under the Equality Act 2010 and had “not taken this decision lightly”. The Bank argues that polymer banknotes are much harder to counterfeit and last longer than paper notes. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... The only viable alternative uses palm oil and the Bank’s suppliers were unable to commit to finding the highest level of sustainable sources. A return to cotton-paper notes is a non-starter because the polymer ones last longer, are harder to counterfeit and have a lower carbon footprint. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Bank of England takes note on banknotes (but that's all) | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of August 2017 06:27:09 PM
.... The only viable alternative uses palm oil and the Bank’s suppliers were unable to commit to finding the highest level of sustainable sources. A return to cotton-paper notes is a non-starter because the polymer ones last longer, are harder to counterfeit and have a lower carbon footprint. ...
Bank of England to keep animal fat in banknotes despite complaints image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of August 2017 10:11:31 AM
....It said it had taken account of its obligations under the Equality Act 2010 and had “not taken this decision lightly”. The Bank argues that polymer banknotes are much harder to counterfeit and last longer than paper notes. ...
Can Jack Ma, Asia’s richest man, create 1m jobs in the US? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 30th of July 2017 06:30:12 AM
.... And in 2014, when China’s state administration for industry and commerce published findings showing that more than 70% of goods in a random sample on Taobao were fake, Ma met with the head of the agency, who subsequently claimed that the report was merely the minutes of a meeting and “had no legal effect”. While Ma hopes to encourage American small businesses to sell on the company’s high-end marketplace, Tmall, in December 2016 the US government put its much larger sister site, Taobao, on a blacklist of “notorious marketplaces” known for the sale of counterfeit goods and violations of intellectual property rights . ...
Jane Austen banknote unveiled – with strange choice of quotation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of July 2017 01:40:23 PM
....It joins the Churchill £5 in the first family of polymer UK banknotes; a £20 note featuring JMW Turner will follow in 2020. The £10 note has security features that the Bank says make it very difficult to counterfeit. ...
India's slowing growth blamed on 'big mistake' of demonetisation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 01:31:26 PM
....7%. The cash recall was intended to hasten the country’s transition towards a formal economy and close down the booming economy of untaxed cash transactions, which aid corruption, the funding of terrorist groups and keeps counterfeit notes in circulation. ...
Bank of Scotland unveils new £10 plastic note design image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 28th of May 2017 11:40:22 PM
....It includes security features incorporated in the bank's new polymer £5 note, which entered circulation in October. They include an anti-counterfeit "window effect", built into the windows of the image of The Mound, and metallic ink which changes colour as the note is moved. ...
Anything to declare? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 11:01:47 PM
....". To remove the risk of illegal or counterfeit products being transported both Ouibring and Worldcraze only allow users to buy and collect new products from legitimate shops. ...
'I thought I was invincible' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 11:09:35 PM
....The big drugs firms say they have cleaned up their act since then and that their supply chains are safe. They are reluctant to discuss the security measures they've taken for fear of revealing their methods to the very counterfeiters they are trying to prevent. ...
Bye bye paper fivers: shops to stop accepting old £5 notes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 03:36:21 PM
.... The Bank says these notes are also “cleaner” than paper ones, as they are more resistant to dirt and moisture. In addition, the new notes incorporate extra security measures designed to foil counterfeiters. ...
Royal Mint admits faulty £1 coins are in circulation image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 12:04:54 PM
....The Royal Mint is striking 1. 5 billion new 12-sided £1 coins, introduced to help crack down on counterfeiting. ...
Trump trade crackdown 'not about China' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 31st of March 2017 03:57:19 PM
.... . The orders also will focus on stricter enforcement of the US anti-dumping laws and countervailing duties, or the penalties imposed on foreign governments who violate trade rules, as well as pirated and counterfeited intellectual property owned by US companies. ...
Wine detective image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 29th of March 2017 11:00:24 PM
....7 million bottles of wine are stored there at a constant 12C, stretching from floor to ceiling in endless rows. While Mr Moulin's official job tile is "fine wine and authentication manager", he is in fact BBR's head wine detective, tasked with preventing any counterfeit bottles entering the facility. ...
The new 12-sided £1 coin launches – but you may not be able to use it image
.... There are currently nearly 29bn coins – of all denominations – in circulation in the UK, with a face value of more than £4bn. An estimated one in 30 of the original round pound coins are fake, so the new £1 has a deliberately complex shape to make it harder to manufacture and counterfeit. ...
New £1 coin's 'hidden' security feature image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 09:40:11 PM
. The new 12-sided £1 coin - which comes into circulation on Tuesday - has a hidden security feature to make it difficult to counterfeit. ...
New 12-sided £1 coin hits shops tomorrow edging out old round pound after 30 years image
.... . The production of the new coins follows concerns about round pounds being vulnerable to sophisticated counterfeiters. ...
New pound coin: £1 would be worth more than THREE times as much as original counterpart image
....10p now after 34 years of rising prices. It is being replaced by a 12-sided coin based on the old threepenny bit after concerns that the current design is too easy to counterfeit. ...
Five-minute guide to new 12-sided pound coin image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 12:01:00 AM
.... . The state-of-the-art coin is an attempt to crack down on the tens of millions of counterfeit pound coins now in circulation. ...
New £1 coin: Tesco to unlock every trolley as it misses deadline image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 01:37:58 PM
....5bn worth to secret distribution centres around the UK. The switch has happened because the old round one has become increasingly vulnerable to counterfeiters. ...
New pound coin: 12-sided piece enters circulation NEXT week - here's what you need to know image
.... The Royal Mint has produced more than two billion round pound coins since that time. The production of the new coins follows concerns about round pounds being vulnerable to sophisticated counterfeiters. ...
Bye round pound image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 03:04:47 PM
....The new design is meant to be harder for criminals to fake and is billed as the "most secure coin in the world". About 45 million £1 coins, or 3% of those in circulation, are apparently counterfeit. ...
New pound coin enters circulation THIS month: How to get the 12-sided edition first image
.... The new bi-metallic coin features a design that symbolises the four parts of the UK with the Welsh leek, the Scottish thistle, the Northern Irish shamrock and the English rose emerging from a royal coronet. New security features of the coin are aimed at beating counterfeiters - it's estimated there are currently 30million fake £1 coins in circulation. ...
All change: how the Royal Mint is making the new 12-sided £1 coins image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 03:41:18 PM
....Production of the 12-sided coins – a whopping 1. 5bn of them – started in March last year and the Royal Mint is now halfway through the process, according to Scott Kuperns, its technical manager and counterfeit specialist. ...
Quids in: why it’s time to get rid of your £1 coins image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of February 2017 07:00:05 AM
....The current coins are being replaced because they are so vulnerable to being faked – around one in every 30 in circulation is a dud. The new coin will “reduce the costs of counterfeits to businesses and the taxpayer,” says the Mint. ...
Bank of England will retain plastic £5 note, despite vegan protests image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of February 2017 12:11:39 PM
.... It has spent £70m on making the two plastic banknotes so far. It said: “Withdrawing £5 polymer banknotes and stopping production of £10 polymer banknotes would have significant implications for the Bank’s anti-counterfeiting strategy and threaten continuity of supply of banknotes to the public. ...
Viagogo accused of sitting on refunds after overcharging for tickets image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of February 2017 06:31:34 PM
....A spokesperson for Ed Sheeran said: “We are vehemently opposed to the unethical practices that occur in the secondary market. “We are aware and deeply concerned about the websites in question and have urged all fans not to engage with them in order to avoid being ripped off with higher prices or, potentially, counterfeit tickets. ...
Alibaba cracks down on counterfeiters on their platform image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 01:16:26 AM
. Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has sued two vendors for selling counterfeit goods, weeks after being blacklisted by a US industry watchdog. ...
New quid on the block: round pound to be replaced by 12-sided coin in March image
.... They must be exchanged before 15 October when they will cease to be legal tender. The first new £1 coin since 1983 is an attempt to end counterfeiting. ...
New 12-sided £1 coin to enter circulation on 28 March image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 25th of December 2016 12:01:03 AM
....It is the first time for more than 30 years that a new £1 coin has been introduced. The change has been made due to the ease with which counterfeits were being made. ...
Fake goods sold on social media are seized image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 23rd of December 2016 10:07:36 AM
...."When criminals infiltrate and undermine social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram consumers are put at risk of injury and harm," said Graham Mogg, who chairs the Anti-Counterfeiting Group. "Targeting the wholesale suppliers at markets and retail premises, as well as the traders operating on social media, has removed tens of thousands of unsafe and other counterfeit goods from the market place. ...
China's Alibaba back on US counterfeits blacklist image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of December 2016 01:16:33 AM
. Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is back on the US's "notorious markets" list over counterfeit goods sales. ...
Trump appoints China critic Peter Navarro to trade post image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of December 2016 01:06:24 AM
....He has also criticised China on Twitter, recently accusing it of deliberately devaluing its currency, among other claims. The latest move came as Chinese online retailer Alibaba was placed back on the US list of "notorious markets" over counterfeit goods sales. ...
Bad money image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 17th of December 2016 12:34:01 AM
....Join the conversation on this and other stories here. While the government has been the target of the rumours, the government perhaps hasn't helped its cause by using skewed surveys to bolster its case for the radical currency project, which Modi says is an attempt to fight counterfeiting, tax evasion and funding terrorism and the drugs trade. ...
UK failing to keep up with online consumer fraud, NAO warns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 12:01:25 AM
....8bn last year, of which £4. 2bn is thought to be hidden and unreported losses from crime such as mass marketing fraud and counterfeit goods. ...
De Beers diamond sales slow after India's cash crackdown image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 08:50:58 AM
....Anglo American has said demand at its latest De Beers diamond sale showed a slowdown in response to India’s withdrawal of high-value banknotes, but was still higher than a year ago when commodity trade was slumping. The decision by the prime minister, Narendra Modi, to scrap 500-rupee and 1,000-rupee banknotes as part of a crackdown on tax dodgers and counterfeiters has dented consumer spending in a country where most people are paid in cash, and buy what they need with cash. ...
Fake Apple chargers fail safety tests image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of December 2016 12:18:50 AM
....Investigators have warned consumers they face potentially fatal risks after 99% of fake Apple chargers failed a basic safety test. Trading Standards, which commissioned the checks, said counterfeit electrical goods bought online were an "unknown entity". ...
Barclays to unveil contactless cash withdrawals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 05:15:01 PM
....”. Last year, more than 90,000 UK bank accounts were defrauded through the use of counterfeit cards, and a further 152,727 because of lost or stolen cards, according to Financial Fraud Action UK. ...
Barclays tests smartphone cash withdrawals image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 21st of November 2016 05:18:17 PM
....The goal is, in part, to prevent criminals compromising or stealing card details, which typically occurs by one of three methods. Last year, 92,670 UK accounts were defrauded because of the use of counterfeit cards and a further 152,727 accounts because of lost or stolen cards, according to Financial Fraud Action UK. ...
Singles Day: Alibaba breaks record sales total image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 11th of November 2016 01:29:54 AM
....But some have questioned the accuracy of the numbers, amid claims of inflated sales data at Chinese online retailers. Merchants passing off counterfeit goods as genuine is also a problem in the industry. ...
Online scams and 'portal juggling': National Trading Standards lists threats image
. Consumers are facing emerging threats from increasingly sophisticated online scammers, which include counterfeit goods advertised on social media and misleading listings by estate agents on online portals. ...
New pound coin: Firms told to prepare for redesign image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 31st of October 2016 10:01:05 AM
....They should also consider training their staff "on the features of the new £1 coin", it says. The new coin is being introduced because approximately one in 30 pound coins currently in circulation is a fake, according to the Royal Mint and the new coins are designed to be harder to counterfeit. ...
Apple complains Amazon's US site is selling fake products image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of October 2016 01:31:20 PM
. Apple has complained of a "flood" of counterfeit goods masquerading as its products being sold on Amazon. ...
Slow delivery from AliExpress means there’s no China crisis for Amazon image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of October 2016 06:00:07 AM
.... There are no GoPros, but there are thousands of “sports action cameras” starting at £24, compared to GoPro’s £159 at John Lewis. Are they counterfeits? Some are likely to be – while Alibaba says it is determined to stamp out the fakes, forums are littered with complaints around the issue. ...
Facebook apologises for baby hedgehog Marketplace ads image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of October 2016 10:31:13 AM
....". Facebook has previously faced criticism for hosting adverts for illegal products, including guns, drugs and counterfeit goods, elsewhere on its services. ...
The drugs don't work image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 26th of September 2016 11:04:42 PM
....Now imagine what it must be like to see your child die nonetheless because the drugs you bought were fake. That is the brutal reality of the multi-billion dollar a year global trade in counterfeit drugs. ...
Polymer £5 notes to enter circulation today image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of September 2016 06:26:20 AM
....The Bank spent around £70m on the research, development and printing of the new banknotes and Cleland’s team of 140 staff have been working for years to develop its cutting edge security features, which include a see-through window. Bank scientists have made counterfeit versions to assess how easily the fivers could be copied, and have tested how the notes react in washing machines and in machines full of grit. ...
New £5 note: Consumers face wait for plastic fiver image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 12th of September 2016 11:05:15 PM
....However, the notes are not indestructible. New security features - such as a transparent window - will make the note harder to counterfeit. ...
New Sir Winston Churchill five pound plastic note enters circulation TOMORROW image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 12th of September 2016 04:01:00 PM
.... Initially 440million of the new notes have been printed and will last around five years longer than the old paper notes, featuring prison reformer Elizabeth Fry. The new note is part of a new generation of British cash that is harder to counterfeit. ...
Britain’s biggest cash revolution in decades, all yours for a fiver image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of September 2016 02:14:59 PM
....Why is it necessary to swap to polymer? What’s wrong with the old notes?. It’s the “cleaner, safer, stronger” argument, plus the fact they are more difficult for counterfeiters to copy. ...
Plastic £5 note featuring Sir Winston Churchill to enter circulation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of September 2016 10:42:05 AM
....The old fiver, featuring the prison reformer Elizabeth Fry, can be used in shops until it is withdrawn from circulation in May. The £5 note paves the way for a new generation of security features, making the note even harder to counterfeit. ...

Leader of Isil-allied migrant smuggling ring arrested in Italy
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 5th of August 2016 04:45:00 PM
....According to investigators, the group used textile factories owned by the Bangladeshi men in Casandrino and Grumo Nevano as a front to falsify contracts and pay slips in order to provide migrants with the paper trail they needed to apply for stay permits. The racket had become so lucrative the group also set up at least one non-existent business using false invoices so phantom employees could be hired in order to produce the counterfeit work papers. ...

Byron Hamburgers in Holborn closes following immigration swoop protest
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 1st of August 2016 10:52:06 PM
....Last week, the Home Office said 35 people from Albania, Brazil, Nepal and Egypt were arrested for immigration offences at a number of restaurants across London following an operation carried out with the "full co-operation" of Byron. The burger business carried out the correct "right-to-work" checks on staff members but had been shown false or counterfeit documentation, and will therefore not face civil penalty action, the Home Office said. ...

Cockroaches, locusts and crickets released into Byron burger restaurants by protesters after immigration swoop
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....Earlier this week, the Home Office said 35 people from Albania, Brazil, Nepal and Egypt were arrested for immigration offences at a number of restaurants across London, following an operation carried out with the "full co-operation" of Byron in July. The burger business carried out the correct "right to work" checks on staff members, but had been shown false or counterfeit documentation, and will therefore not face civil penalty action, the Home Office said. ...

Immigration officials round up dozens of workers at Byron burger restaurants
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....It added that the operation was carried out with the "full co-operation" of Byron earlier this month. The burger business carried out the correct "right to work" checks on staff members, but had been shown false or counterfeit documentation, and will therefore not face civil penalty action, the Home Office said. ...
England's black market hotspots exposed image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of July 2016 02:07:47 AM
.... The next most common category was mobile phone accessories, with covers often depicting either products, such as the Apple iPhone, or other famous brands. According to the latest UK Intellectual Property Crime Report, the five main countries of origin for counterfeit goods are China, Hong Kong, Pakistan, India and Turkey. ...
Are grey goods the real deal? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 9th of July 2016 06:00:08 AM
....But buyers need to take care, as Buchwald explains: “Both platforms have taken meaningful steps and invested significantly to focus on legitimate sellers selling authentic goods. However, for a potential buyer I would still consider them as virtual marketplaces: there are black market sellers selling counterfeit products, legitimate brands selling legitimate products, and a grey market where you have authentic products sold by unlicensed resellers. ...

North Korea may have resumed counterfeiting operation
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of June 2016 05:42:17 AM
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Flash the plastic – Bank of England unveils untearable £5 note image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of June 2016 03:52:16 PM
....The Bank has warned the public that brand new polymer notes can stick together – meaning shoppers could mistakenly hand over two notes instead of one – but said the effect tends to wear off quickly once in use. They are not completely indestructible, nor are they counterfeit-proof, but illegally copying them should be a slower and more costly process. ...
Winston Churchill plastic £5 note ends trail of paper money image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of June 2016 07:30:02 AM
....Manufactured from a transparent plastic film and coated with an ink layer, polymer banknotes are seen as cleaner, more durable and more secure than paper. The material allows the inclusion of clear “windows” to protect against counterfeits. ...
How big tobacco lost its final fight for hearts, lungs and minds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of May 2016 08:00:37 AM
.... There was no evidence that it would discourage young people from smoking, as the government insisted. Rather, it would encourage the counterfeiting of cigarettes, because non-branded packets would be easier to make, something that would deprive the Treasury of much-needed tax revenues. ...
Powerful software to assist ticket touts widely available online image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 21st of May 2016 07:06:45 PM
....net even demonstrates how to use one of its bots in a YouTube video that shows how to get multiple tickets for comedian Kevin Hart at Wembley Arena. And the website offers “PDF copiers”, which can be used to copy the unique barcode on a ticket to produce counterfeit copies. ...
Football and music fans warned over rise in fake ticket sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 20th of May 2016 11:01:17 PM
. Football and music fans are being warned not to fall prey to an increasingly common and highly profitable crime – the sale of counterfeit or non-existent tickets. ...
Alibaba membership of anti-counterfeit group suspended amid conflict claims image
. An anti-counterfeiting group said on Friday it was suspending Alibaba’s membership following an uproar by some companies that view the Chinese e-commerce giant as the world’s largest marketplace for fakes. ...
Apple loses 'iphone' leather goods case in Chinese court image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of May 2016 09:42:54 AM
.... We will take the ‘iphone’ marque to its pinnacle, and together bring more benefit to the community of ‘iphone’ consumers!”. Intellectual property rights have long been a bone of contention between western countries and China, where counterfeiting is rife and the majority of the world’s electronics are manufactured, including Apple’s iPhone. ...
Designer discount fashion site Hardly Ever Worn It opens up A-list luxury to all shoppers image
....”. With such high profile stock and clientele, there was always the risk it could attract hackers and counterfeiters. ...
Royal Mint starts new £1 coin production image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 31st of March 2016 07:16:33 AM
....When the coin is introduced, there will be a six-month crossover period with the current and new pound coins both in circulation. The current £1 coin is being replaced for the first time in more than 30 years because it is vulnerable to counterfeiters. ...
Royal Mint starts new £1 coin production image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 31st of March 2016 07:16:33 AM
....When the coin is introduced, there will be a six-month crossover period with the current and new pound coins both in circulation. The current £1 coin is being replaced for the first time in more than 30 years because it is vulnerable to counterfeiters. ...
China's Ip Man 3 distributor sanctioned image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 21st of March 2016 08:42:55 AM
....China's film ticket sales overtook North America's in February by almost $250m (£173m), according to Chinese regulators. However, issues such as counterfeiting and ghost screenings have plagued fast-growing China's film industry. ...
HMRC hails huge cut in UK tobacco fraud image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 5th of March 2016 08:05:20 PM
....In May last year, a couple from Manchester were jailed for a £3. 8m excise fraud involving more than 25 tonnes of counterfeit hand-rolling tobacco. ...
E-commerce service helps small businesses break into Chinese market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of March 2016 10:10:06 AM
....“We are bridging a divide – there are different ways of selling in China,” he says. “People prefer to use marketplaces rather than buying directly because of the risk of buying counterfeit products. ...
Paddy Power 'encouraged gambler until he lost his home, jobs and family' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 29th of February 2016 07:28:46 PM
....The manager related their suspicions to more senior members of staff on four occasions over six months. But senior staff “repeatedly overruled” the shop manager, saying that as the notes were British currency and were not stained or counterfeit, it was unlikely that the money was being laundered. ...
Criminal links of €500 banknote could spell its demise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 12th of February 2016 05:54:57 PM
....31m) was wheeled away in trolleys, the largest-ever cash seizure by Spanish police. The gang, with Gao the alleged ringleader, stands accused of laundering up to €300m a year, as well as selling counterfeit goods and toys with fake safety marks. ...
EU finance ministers call for restrictions on €500 note over crime fears image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 12th of February 2016 05:05:02 PM
....France has stepped up restrictions on the use of cash, following the “low-cost” terrorist attacks that struck Paris last year. The January 2015 attacks on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and a Jewish supermarket that killed 17 people were funded with cash, earned partly from the sale of counterfeit goods. ...
Lace gloves are off as luxury bridal boutiques blackball home traders image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 26th of January 2016 08:03:10 AM
....The bridal industry faces many challenges, from increasing rents and rates that make it difficult to run a viable “traditional” bridal business, to an influx of cheap products from China and elsewhere making it difficult for quality European suppliers to compete for cash-strapped consumers. There is a growing volume of counterfeit products deluging the market, barely resembling the gowns brides thought they were purchasing online. ...
Revealed: the 50 most creative companies in England image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of January 2016 05:15:01 AM
.... . Founded by Jacqueline Lam, Dainius Dulinskas and Jonas Simkus in 2014, the company aims to help cut out the counterfeiters and ensure that Chinese consumers get the real thing, every time. ...
EBay: the ultimate guide to avoiding scams, unwanted returns and other pitfalls image
.... . Telegraph Money has received countless letters about eBay fraud - from the sale of counterfeit products to buyers who falsely claim that their items never showed up. ...
Julie Deane on celebrity fans and supporting the self-employed image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of January 2016 08:38:55 AM
.... We have proper manufacturing contracts in place. With the counterfeit websites, we have a company that constantly looks to see who’s out there infringing on our trademarks, and they can get things shut down very quickly. ...
Cash is king for the future, says UK banknote printer De La Rue image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of December 2015 06:15:49 AM
.... De La Rue designed and produces the current UK passport. “We are generally seen as the leading designer of banknotes and passports but we have to be innovative about the security features we introduce because we are in an arms race with counterfeiters,” he says. ...
Buying fake goods could fund ISIS, Christmas shoppers warned as £56m seized image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 21st of December 2015 02:37:00 PM
. More than 1million counterfeit designer handbags, clothes, jewellery, children’s toys and electrical goods with a genuine retail value of £56million have been seized by Border Force officials over the past year. ...
Say goodbye to the round pound as final batch minted image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 17th of December 2015 04:38:00 PM
.... The Royal Mint said that the tenure has been a success with 1983-dated coins found in your change evidence of its durability - the note had a lifespan of just nine months. But the coin is now being replaced in an effort to beat counterfeiters. ...

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