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Rappler's latest stories on fake goods


'Ababis' and 'Star Wnrs': Knockoffs thrive in China e-commerce

Nov 11, 2018 - 4:10 PM

Would you go for 'Ababis' over Adidas, 'Star Wnrs' over Star Wars, and 'Caiwen Kani' over Calvin Klein?

This photo illustration taken on November 6, 2018 shows of counterfeit sport shoes in Beijing. - As China held its massive annual "Singles Day" online sales event on November 11, shoppers could still find cheap imitations on Alibaba's Taobao app despite the company's efforts to curb sales of counterfeit goods. (Photo by FRED DUFOUR / AFP) / TO GO WITH China-e-commerce-fraud,FOCUS by Ludovic Ehret

Alibaba's Jack Ma: Fake goods often better than originals

Jun 16, 2016 - 12:00 AM

The problem is that the fake products today they make better quality better price than the real product than the real names says Ma

epa05030433 Executive chairman of Alibaba Group, Jack gestures as he addresses the audience at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit in Manila, Philippines, 18 November 2015. The APEC is an inter-governmental forum that seeks to promote sustainable growth and economic integration, and to reduce trade barriers across the Asia-Pacific region. EPA/AARON FAVILA/POOL ALTERNATIVE CROP

Thai cops seize nearly 1M pairs of fake sunglasses

Mar 03, 2016 - 7:25 PM

Two Chinese nationals are also arrested over the counterfeit sunglasses which include fake Ray Bans and Oakleys

Importer, customs broker face smuggling charges for P300-M fake goods

Sep 04, 2014 - 5:39 PM

The owner of NSGV Trading and its customs broker are charged before the Department of Justice for the illegal importation of counterfeit bags carrying luxury brands like Hermes

SMUGGLING. Customs Chief John Sevilla warns importers against making the country a dumping site for smuggled, substandard and fake products. Rappler file photo

Trader faces charges for P55-M fake goods

May 29, 2014 - 2:33 PM

The owner of Clurky Trading brought in 3 container vans of counterfeit Levi s Adidas and Aeropostale apparel

SMUGGLING. Customs Chief John Sevilla says the Philippines should not be a dumping ground for smuggled substandard products. Rappler file photo

How many of your Twitter followers are fake?

Aug 17, 2012 - 7:28 PM

A new tool claims it can determine how many of your Twitter followers are fake