Bogus Apps Collect Private Data
With the popularity and convenience of shopping on-line, it should be of no surprise that counterfeiters would find new ways to cheat consumers and damage brand names.
Counterfeit Make-Up: Is Beauty Worth the Price That You May Ultimately Pay?
In February 2017, David Gauvey Herbert wrote for Bloomberg Businessweek about the rise in counterfeits in the cosmetic industry. Global seizures of counterfeit perfume and cosmetics jumped 25...
Educating Consumers to the Risk of Counterfeit Products
Most brand owners grapple with the question of alerting their consumers to the fact that your brand has been counterfeited. On the surface, one might think that it is an obvious decision to alert...
Fake Reviews Become the Target of Amazon
Last year, Amazon launched an attack against over 1,000 individuals who are offering their services of providing fake four and five star reviews on-line. The individuals had mainly used the...
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Social Media Fraud: Creating Fake “Likes”
Based on a recent article that appeared in World Intellectual Property Review in March, 2016, Stuart Fuller of NetNames has coined a phrase “Fliking” which he is trying to get entered into the...
Counterfeits in Food and Beverage
I read two articles about counterfeits, recently, that really caught my attention. It wasn’t that finding an article about counterfeits was unusual or unexpected, it was the type of products...