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Bogus Workmen and Your Rights
Bogus Workmen and Your Rights
There are plenty of rogue traders out there among builders and tradesmen. We tell you how to avoid them – and what to do if you become a victim....
China and the Counterfeit Problem
China and the Counterfeit Problem
China is the world's biggest producer of counterfeit items - how did it happen, and what's being done about it?...
Consumer Rights - What Can You Do If You've Purchased Counterfeit Goods?
Consumer Rights - What Can You Do If You've Purchased Counterfeit Goods?
If you’ve purchased counterfeit goods, you have plenty of consumer rights to help you get your money back....
Counterfeit Auto Accessories
Counterfeit Auto Accessories
There’s a large trade in auto accessories, from spoilers to biofuel converters. But the material is cheap – and sometimes the effects can be dangerous....
Counterfeiting and Copyright - Protecting Your Intellectual Property
Counterfeiting and Copyright - Protecting Your Intellectual Property
Violation of intellectual property rights is at the heart of all counterfeits. But there are several types of intellectual property, and there are ways to protect it....
Do You Buy Fakes?
Do You Buy Fakes?
You might not think you've bought fakes, but answering these questions might leave you thinking again!...
Fake Aeroplane Parts and Illegal Counterfeiting
Fake Aeroplane Parts and Illegal Counterfeiting
There’s a huge business in fake aircraft parts- and that means flights acrosos the world are in danger....
Fake Food and Drink
Fake Food and Drink
Counterfeiters regularly fake all kinds of food and drink, from wines and spirits to milk powder. Even those tea bags can be fake!...
Fake Weddings Cakes
Fake Weddings Cakes
The idea of a fake wedding cake might seem absurd but it's become quite commonplace, with only some of the tiers real as a good way to save money....
How Countries Are Battling Counterfeit Drugs
How Countries Are Battling Counterfeit Drugs
The battle against counterfeit drugs is a desperate one that involves trying to save thousands of lives every year....
How to Spot Fake Charities
How to Spot Fake Charities
There are indeed fake charities - but how do you tell the counterfeits from the real thing when you want to donate?...
How to Spot Fake Identification
How to Spot Fake Identification
Some fake ID is easy to spot, and there are simply ways to check most items. But work done by professionals can be more difficult to identify....
Recgonising and Handling Counterfeit Currency
Recgonising and Handling Counterfeit Currency
There’s more counterfeit money around than most people imagine, but there are ways to identify the fake notes....
Recognising an Email as Spam
Recognising an Email as Spam
Around 90% of all email is spam, making it a huge problem – but one you can deal with....
The Business in Fake Car Parts
The Business in Fake Car Parts
Counterfeit, fake, knock off, car parts, auto parts, brake pads, oil filter, packaging, price, dealer, garage, distributor, online auction, manufacturer, sawdust, wood…...
The Dangers of Fake Medications
The Dangers of Fake Medications
Counterfeit medications account for 10% of all drug sales worldwide, but there’s no regulation of ingredients, which can lead to a lot of medical problems, rather than…...
The Fake Antique Market
The Fake Antique Market
The fake antiques market is big and specialised, and many people – even museums – have been fooled. But there are ways to minimise the risk....
The Penalty for Adulterated Milk
The Penalty for Adulterated Milk
The tainted milk powder scandal that rocked China in 2008 killed six children, and injured hundreds - and the result was the execution of two people....
Which Countries Produce the Most Counterfeits?
Which Countries Produce the Most Counterfeits?
Most counterfeit goods are produced in Asia, with China the biggest producer of them all....
Who Buys Fakes?
Who Buys Fakes?
Fakes are big business, all around the world, but who really buys them, and why?...
Your Rights As A Consumer - How To Make A Complaint
Your Rights As A Consumer - How To Make A Complaint
If you find you’ve bought counterfeit goods without knowing it, there are ways you can complain and use consumer law to get your money back....
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