By Sasha Fedorenko March 19, 2019 - 1:09 pm

Counterfeit goods make up 3.3% of global online retail

Counterfeit goods are experiencing a rise of demand amongst consumers around the world wanting branded products with a cheaper price tag. The worth of fake products has reached 3.3% of the whole global online retail, says The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and

Shoppers risk buying fake products this Christmas: are marketplaces ‘safe’?

What could be the worst ever Christmas gift? A fake product, disguised as a genuine one. For those who like to treat their loved ones to expensive designer gifts may sometimes find the temptation of buying discounted versions that appear to look nothing like the originals.

Relaunch of eBay Authenticate for high end handbags on

eBay's new eBay Authenticate™ officially launched this week after it's announcement back in January. It provides an authentication service designed to help the buyers shop with confidence for luxury handbags (A woman’s handbag is purchased every 13 seconds on Items marked with an “Authenticity

Alibaba call for tougher penalties for counterfeiters

Alibaba are appealing for tougher laws, stricter enforcement and stiffer penalties to crack down on manufacturers and retailers of counterfeit goods in China. It's bizarre that China is one of the most prolific countries for counterfeiting in the world for everything from baby milk to luxury

US eBay Authenticate aims to stamp out fakes

eBay have announced a new authentication program, eBay Authenticate, as they continue to boost consumer confidence when purchasing high-end merchandise. The idea is that if you're about to splash several hundred dollars on a designer handbag you don't want to find out a year down

eBay promote products reviews say are fake

eBay sent me a "Sounds too good but it’s true... See what's selling in your hometown email", so naturally I did what I was supposed to do and clicked the links. I have a nephew and the second item on the email, a Hasbro Speak out

Apple is tackling fakes on Amazon

Apple is taking action against fake branded goods being sold on Amazon. The goods in question are being listed as genuine and often use Apple's genuine listings. The items in question are Apple accessories. This was first reported on PatentlyApple (where you can take a

Alibaba launch program to stamp out counterfeits

Alibaba have launched The Intellectual Property Joint-Force System to fight counterfeits. China is rife with imitation and fake goods, even to the extent that tons of electrical goods shipped to the west each year appear to have the Conformité Européene Mark (CE Mark), but in

Replica Olympic medals on Amazon & eBay

If you're thinking of buying London 2012 Olympic Games replica Gold, Silver or Bronze medals I'd think twice before parting with your money. With prices ranging from a couple of pounds for what's obviously not an official medal but happens to have the word London

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