Counterfeit Cosmetics in Iran

Criminal justice programs in Iran show that 80 to 90 percent of all cosmetics that are imported into Iran are counterfeits. Most of the counterfeit cosmetics are manufactured in China, Thailand or Turkey, according to security experts. Due to the high rate of fakes, dermatologists in Iran recommended their patients to only use domestic cosmetic… Continue reading Counterfeit Cosmetics in Iran

Counterfeit Goods Cases Investigated by RCMP

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police saw an increase in the number of cases involving harmful counterfeit goods in Canada between 2005 and 2013. In 2005, harmful counterfeits were involved with 11.5 percent of cases. By 2012, there were over 200 cases, or 30.4 percent of cases, that involved harmful fakes of toys, drugs, cosmetics, batteries… Continue reading Counterfeit Goods Cases Investigated by RCMP

Half of Branded Products in Romania Stores are Counterfeit

Romania’s Custom Service stated in a report that about 50 percent of all “brand name” products that are available for sale in retail shops in Romania are actually counterfeit. Counterfeit goods from China enter the Romania market through smuggling routes that pass through Moldova and Ukraine. Some of the items seized by security services in… Continue reading Half of Branded Products in Romania Stores are Counterfeit

Profits from Counterfeit MAC Cosmetics

According to a news report in Tampa, Florida, the profit margin for selling a single counterfeit lipstick from popular makeup company MAC could be as high as $10. The investigative news team for ABC Action News in Tampa bought a MAC lipstick off of eBay for $13. According to MAC employees, the lipstick was fake.… Continue reading Profits from Counterfeit MAC Cosmetics

Seizures of Fake Foods and Counterfeit Goods in Yemen

In the first six months of 2013, authorities in Yemen seized and destroyed over 57 tons of counterfeit and expired foods, counterfeit cosmetics and counterfeit drugs. 581 cases of counterfeiting have been identified by law enforcement, with 522 cases being sent to the Prosecutors office. Amongst the actions taken by officials were seizingĀ  50,000 packs… Continue reading Seizures of Fake Foods and Counterfeit Goods in Yemen

Counterfeit Eyeliner found on Amazon.com

According to an investigation into counterfeit cosmetics by the Daily Mail, a counterfeit MAC eyeliner bought on Amazon was found to have contained 46 times the acceptable level of copper in the eyeliner. The high level of copper makes the eyeliner unacceptable for use on eyes.