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Counterfeit Goods

Nassau County DA Kathleen Rice announces counterfeit beauty goods bust (credit: Nassau DA's Office)

Nassau DA: Phony Chapstick, Baby Oil Among Products Seized In $2 Million Counterfeit Bust

Two brothers have been arrested and charged on Long Island for operating what authorities called a sophisticated counterfeiting operation involving many popular health and beauty products.

03/07/2014

MetLife Stadium will host Super Bowl XLVIII (credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Feds Seize More Than $21 Million In Counterfeit Super Bowl Gear

Authorities say most of the knockoffs were manufactured overseas. They say once the makers learned the Broncos and Seahawks made the Super Bowl, they rushed to make the goods with the teams’ logos. Then the goods were smuggled into the U.S. using overnight shipping.

01/30/2014

uFaker app is available for iPhone and will soon be available for Android systems. (Photo: CBS 2)

New App Allows Consumers To Report Suspected Counterfeit Products To Companies

You see them all over the city — fake handbags, fake clothes, and fake electronics. What if you could play a bigger role in helping to report counterfeit goods? Well, now there’s an app for that.

07/11/2013

Counterfeit Handbags

City Council Considers Bill Punishing Buyers Of Counterfeit Goods

If a proposed bill passes the City Council, customers caught buying these items could be punished with a fine of up to $1,000, or even prison time.

06/13/2013

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NYPD Confiscates Thousands Of Fake Electronics At Chelsea Home

During a raid in Chelsea yesterday, police said they confiscated 4,200 pairs of fake Beats by Dr. Dre heaphones, 500 counterfeit iPhones and iPods, and 19 fake iPads.

02/10/2012

Items seized in Operation Holiday Hoax (credit: ICE)

ICE Announces Seizure Of $80 Million In Counterfeit Goods

Fake NFL jerseys, Disney knock-offs, and replicas of an Angry Birds toy are all part of the massive seizure of counterfeit goods announced Thursday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

12/22/2011

Computer Keyboard (file / credit: clipart.com)

Feds Crack Down On Websites Selling Counterfeit Goods

Federal authorities have shut down 150 websites accused of selling knock-off or pirated merchandise to unsuspecting online bargain hunters.

11/28/2011