Cost to Buy a Fake Passport and Degrees in Australia

According to a news article, the price of a fake Australian Passport on the Internet is $806 (600 Euros). For an extra $268 (200 Euros), the website will include fake ID cards and fake driver licenses. A fake diploma from a university in Australia can be bought online for $249. (Fake Diploma Information and Costs.) Source:  Asher… Continue reading Cost to Buy a Fake Passport and Degrees in Australia

Cost to Buy a Fake Degree in Dubai

A professional executive search consultant in Dubai reported to the media that there is an increase in resumes filled with fake diplomas and degrees. The head hunter stated that fake degrees are sold for up to $8,167 (30,000 UAE Dirham). The forgers fill out the grade point average, the degree and the year it was… Continue reading Cost to Buy a Fake Degree in Dubai

Pirated Ebooks Impact in Spain

Pirated ebooks in Spain caused the book industry  to lose up to $467 Million (€350 Million) in revenue, according to a report by the Federation of Publishers’ Associations and the ISBN Agency of Spain. Book publishing in Spain is a €3 Billion industry. (More statistics on pirated books and ebook piracy here.) Source:  “Piracy Taking… Continue reading Pirated Ebooks Impact in Spain

Fake Clothes Seizures by US Customs in FY2012

The United States Customs and Border Protection released their annual seizure statistics of counterfeit items for Fiscal Year 2012. 7,800 replica clothing items with a retail value of $133 Million was seized in 2012, down from the 8,094 fake items worth $142.3 Million in 2011. $511 Million worth for replica handbags and wallets, $186.9 Million… Continue reading Fake Clothes Seizures by US Customs in FY2012

Revenue Loss to Gulf Companies From Counterfeits

The regional manager for Virgin Megastore in Dubai stated that their industry believes that it losses between 20 to 30 percent of revenue due to counterfeiting and pirating activities in the Gulf Region. Other companies in the region state that the loss to revenue could be as high as 60 percent due to counterfeiting. In a single… Continue reading Revenue Loss to Gulf Companies From Counterfeits

Why Women Buy Replicas

According to a study conducted by the website CouponCodes4u.com, three-quarters of women admitted that they had knowing purchased a counterfeit fashion item. Over half of the respondents stated that they bought the fake product because they couldn’t afford the legitimate item, and 37 percent stated that they wanted to impress people with their fake item.… Continue reading Why Women Buy Replicas

Fake Dollars Seized by US Secret Service in FY 2012

The United States Secret Service stated that it seized nearly $81 Million in Counterfeit US Dollars in Fiscal Year 2011-2012. 2,424 people were arrested during the fiscal year for counterfeiting US dollars. Source:  Kim Severson, “On the Trail of a Counterfeiting Called “The Printer”,” New York Times, January 4, 2013.

US Movie Industry Losses as of 2012

According to the Motion Picture Association of America, businesses in the United States lose up to $58 Billion and 373,000 jobs a year due to movie piracy activities. The figure is in dispute, as other researchers put the economic impact of movie piracy at a lower rate. One researcher at the Cato Institute estimates that… Continue reading US Movie Industry Losses as of 2012

Price to Buy a Fake Degree in India

Police in India broke up a criminal ring where 5 individuals were selling fake degrees and fake diploma certificates.  The forgers were selling the degrees at prices between $184 to $3,688 (10,000 to 200,000 Indian Rupees). When arrested, the sellers had been operating for several years selling fake educational degrees, and police seized 580 fake… Continue reading Price to Buy a Fake Degree in India