Posts Tagged: organized crime


Facebook struggles to stop network use for illicit weapons sales, kidnapping and extortion

America is a leading exporter of not only weapons but also social media services and at least one major provider is finding itself caught in the crosshairs, …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 1

Counterfeit Star Wars Products May Well Be Funding The Real World’s Dark Side

Counterfeiting has exploded in the last decade or so, paralleling the growth of the Internet and online sales. It’s harder for counterfeiters to get their products …
By Andrew Brodsky
5 years ago 0

Croc Counterfeiters in China get Jail Time

Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CROX) announced earlier today that Chinese courts have sentenced 18 individuals to a total of more than 46 years in prison for producing and selling counterfeit …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 0

Combating Counterfeiting and Unauthorized Product Sales

Criminals on all levels — from opportunistic, small-time thieves to major drug cartels — are finding that the penalties for intellectual property crimes pale in comparison to the penalties …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 0

Counterfeiting, A Growing Worldwide Problem

Counterfeiting is a far bigger story than loses to big companies and the associated loss of downstream economic activity. Those that support counterfeiters by buying knock-off goods …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 2