Income from Selling a Passport in Thailand

Police in Phuket, Thailand report that a foreigners can sell their passports on the black market in Phukett and receive up to $200. The foreigner can then report to their home embassy that they have lost their passport and receive a new one. (Fake id cards and passports for sale on the black market.) Between… Continue reading Income from Selling a Passport in Thailand

Amount Shoplifted in the United States Each Year

According to the National Shoplifting Prevention Coalition, over $13 Billion worth of goods and merchandise is stolen from stores in the United States each year. This breaksdown to over $35 Million worth of goods shoplifted each day. Due to the loss of merchandise, impact to the stores business, and rising cost, shoplifting affects the typical… Continue reading Amount Shoplifted in the United States Each Year

Number of Counterfeit Korunas in the Czech Republic

In 2013, authorities in the Czech Republic seized 2,045 counterfeit korunas within the country, down from the 3,586 counterfeit Czech banknotes seized in 2012. In addition to the fake koruna, Czech financial investigators removed 1,085 counterfeit money and banknotes from foreign countries in 2013. Below is the number of counterfeit koruna and altered coins that… Continue reading Number of Counterfeit Korunas in the Czech Republic

Identity Theft Crimes in the UK in 2013

Over 129,500 people were recorded as victims of identity theft in the United Kingdom in 2013, according to reports to criminal justice programs. The id theft cases accounted for over 60 percent of all fraud cases in the country, according to a fraud prevention service. Over 90 percent of identity theft involving plastic card accounts… Continue reading Identity Theft Crimes in the UK in 2013

Illegal Pirated Streams of Sochi Olympic Winter Games

American broadcaster NBC reported that it shut down 45,000 illegally posted video clips or online pirate streams of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. Company officials state that 20,000 video clips of the competition was prevented from appearing on YouTube. This was done through filtering technology of the video, as well as flagging the… Continue reading Illegal Pirated Streams of Sochi Olympic Winter Games

White Collar Crime in Canada

36 percent of organizations in Canada reported in a survey that they were victims of white collar crime between 2012-2013. The percentage of companies reporting white collar crime was slightly up from the 32 percent rate in 2011, but was down from the 50 percent range in the mid-2000s. The survey, conducted by PwC, found… Continue reading White Collar Crime in Canada

Counterfeit Won Removed from South Korea in 2013

The central bank in South Korea removed 3,585 counterfeit banknotes from circulation in 2013. In 2012, a total of 8,627 fake bills were removed from circulation. The number of fake 50,000 won note that was removed declined by 74 percent to 84 bills in 2013. The number of counterfeit 10,000 won notes removed declined by… Continue reading Counterfeit Won Removed from South Korea in 2013

Oil Theft Profits in Nigeria

In an article in Bloomberg Businessweek, a team of oil thieves stated that they are able to make up to $6,098 (1 Million Nigerian Naira) a day from stealing oil from pipelines. The thieves steal oil from pipeline managed and operated by multinational oil companies such as Royal Dutch Shell. The oil thieves cut through… Continue reading Oil Theft Profits in Nigeria

Counterfeit Hockey Canada Jerseys at the Olympics

At the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games, an estimated 35,000 counterfeit Hockey Canada jerseys were available for sale, according to the licensing manager of the team. During the 2010 Winter Games, security officials and brand trademark enforcement officials were able to seize about 17,000 counterfeit jerseys. At the 201 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, an… Continue reading Counterfeit Hockey Canada Jerseys at the Olympics

2013 Fuel Theft Incidents at Pemex

According to data released by Mexican state owned oil company Pemex, 2,614 illegal fuel siphons were discovered on their pipes in 2013. The theft from their pipes lead to losses of gasoline, oil, natural gas and petrochemicals. Back in 2000, the oil company discovered 155 illegal fuel siphons, which means that the rate of fuel… Continue reading 2013 Fuel Theft Incidents at Pemex