Anarchy, and $$$, in the Vintage Punk Clothing Market

Sid Vicious would never believe how much his old clothes are worth, and the lengths to which counterfeiters will go to fake them.

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He Sold Antiquities for Decades, Many of Them Fake, Investigators Say

The owner of a Manhattan gallery was charged with grand larceny and other crimes by prosecutors who say he mass-produced objects that he passed off as ancient artifacts.

#antiques, #counterfeit-merchandise, #new-york-city, #sadigh-gallery-manhattan-ny, #sadigh-mehrdad

Luxury’s Gray Market Is Emerging From the Shadows

New platforms and dealers able to offer steep discounts on the latest styles are becoming a powerful — and disruptive — force in the fashion industry.

#acne-studios, #australia, #bottega-veneta, #burberry, #chanel-sa, #china, #counterfeit-merchandise, #customs-tariff, #discount-selling, #e-commerce, #europe, #farfetch-com, #fashion-and-apparel, #international-trade-and-world-market, #luxottica-group-spa, #luxury-goods-and-services, #lyst-ltd, #shopping-and-retail, #tj-maxx

California Man Accused of Selling Fake Covid-19 Vaccination Cards

Undercover agents were able to buy the fraudulent cards for $20 each at a bar in Clements, Calif., according to the authorities. Federal officials say the problem has grown during the pandemic.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #counterfeit-merchandise, #frauds-and-swindling, #vaccination-and-immunization, #vaccination-proof-and-immunization-records

Has Vitaly Borker, Online’s Biggest Bully, Returned?

Outraged customers of Eyeglassesdepot.com sound like the victims of a man who’s already spent years in prison for terrorizing consumers.

#borker-vitaly, #consumer-reviews, #counterfeit-merchandise, #decormyeyes-com, #e-commerce, #eyeglassesdepot-com, #frauds-and-swindling, #opticsfast-inc, #threats-and-threatening-messages, #trustpilot-inc

Has Online Retail’s Biggest Bully Returned?

Outraged customers of Eyeglassesdepot.com sound like the victims of a man who’s already spent years in prison for terrorizing consumers.

#borker-vitaly, #computer-security, #computers-and-the-internet, #consumer-reviews, #counterfeit-merchandise, #decormyeyes-com, #e-commerce, #eyeglassesdepot-com, #frauds-and-swindling, #opticsfast-inc, #sheepshead-bay-brooklyn-ny, #threats-and-threatening-messages, #trustpilot

Bags, Bootlegs and Art: A Quirky Communion on Canal Street

The creators of Canal Street Research Association have lost their lease, but they can still show the way for a new arts community.

#art, #canal-street-manhattan-ny, #canal-street-research-assn, #counterfeit-merchandise, #culture-arts, #lin-ming-artist, #tatarsky-alexandra

How to Buy a Real N95 Mask Online

Fakes and little-known brands still abound, even as health officials have advised us to up our mask game. Here’s what to do.

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Millions of Counterfeit N95 Masks Were Bought in 5 States, U.S. Says

Many of the masks were clever fakes, stamped with the 3M logo and shipped in boxes that read, “Made in the U.S.A.,” even though they were not made in the country or by 3M, according to federal investigators.

#3m-company, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #counterfeit-merchandise, #frauds-and-swindling, #homeland-security-department, #masks, #protective-clothing-and-gear

Homeland Security’s Latest Target: Vaccine Scams

A division of the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agency, working with the Justice Department, is hunting down websites offering fraudulent deals to buy coronavirus vaccines.

#black-markets, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #counterfeit-merchandise, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #frauds-and-swindling, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #interpol-international-criminal-police-organization, #justice-department, #moderna-inc, #vaccination-and-immunization

Work-From-Home Scheme Targeting Latinas Netted $7 Million, U.S. Says

A federal lawsuit says that Moda Latina BZ, a Los Angeles County company, deceived consumers into thinking they could make up to $500 a week selling perfume, makeup and other items.

#advertising-and-marketing, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cosmetics-and-toiletries, #counterfeit-merchandise, #federal-trade-commission, #hispanic-americans, #los-angeles-calif, #perfumes-and-fragrances, #spanish-language, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #telemarketing

Bogus Vaccines. Fake Testing Sites. Virus Frauds Are Flourishing.

By telephone, phishing emails, text messages or social media promotions, unscrupulous actors are using their warped creativity to separate people from their cash.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #computer-security, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #counterfeit-merchandise, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #federal-trade-commission, #food-and-drug-administration, #frauds-and-swindling, #health-and-human-services-department, #identity-theft, #impostors-criminal, #internal-revenue-service, #social-security-administration, #tests-medical