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Milan Police Seize 40,000 Fake Luxury Goods: Have You Ever Bought a Counterfeit Product?

Fergie 2012/08/28 19:00:00
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You can find counterfeit luxury goods in just about any major city if you know where to look. The black market for items like fake purses, watches and scarves has been thriving in past years, but with growth comes increased visibility, and now the authorities are cracking down.

The latest bust happened last week in Milan when Italian police seized over 40,000 counterfeit accessories. This investigation was one out of over 3,000 successful investigations there in six months, but while authorities are proud of their progress, they realistically assume that when one counterfeiter moves out, another will move in.

Buying counterfeit goods has become somewhat of a norm, and many people buy them without even realizing that it's illegal. What about you? Have you ever bought a counterfeit product? No judgement if you have, it's hard to pass up a $40 Chanel purse...

COCOPEREZ.COM reports:
Counterfeiters just don´t know when to quit! Last Wednesday, Milan police busted stores in Chinatown and along the Corso Buenos Aires shopping strip for selling fake designer accessories.

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  • Walt 2012/08/28 21:37:34
    Yes
    Walt
    +1
    I've bought memory cards and jump drives on eBay that I suspect were counterfeit.
  • Burning Bright Embers 2012/08/28 21:34:28
    No
    Burning Bright Embers
    +1
    I don't believe in lining the pockets of high end designers
  • dead girl Burning... 2012/08/29 08:56:47
    dead girl
    +2
    your not doing that if u buy the fakes silly
    and that was the question
  • Burning... dead girl 2012/08/29 16:33:40
    Burning Bright Embers
    And yet the designer's name is still on it. No, I don't buy designer or fakes.
  • angel face 2012/08/28 21:33:18
    Yes
    angel face
    I did once but that was it. I don't have a problem with it and I'm pretty sure most people have. Sometimes the original is just too much for you to pay for. But I usually love to pay for the real thing so it's only going to happen that one time so it's over and done with
  • LILY 2012/08/28 21:25:48
    Yes
    LILY
    Tell me someone who hasn't
  • ruthann... LILY 2012/08/29 12:10:57
    ruthann.anderson2
    Me!!!
  • LILY ruthann... 2012/08/29 19:36:42
    LILY
    one in like so many ppl in this world OK :/
  • SoCalEx-Dem 2012/08/28 20:44:58
    No
    SoCalEx-Dem
    +2
    Have no need for designer products.
  • Sweet-N-Sour 2012/08/28 20:44:02 (edited)
    Yes
    Sweet-N-Sour
    Oh heck yeah! And on purpose too! Most people can't tell the difference. I can, but it doesn't matter to me with some things. I won't mess around with some stuff though, like sunglasses. I have to have Oakley or Maui Jim, I won't buy fakes, those are my eyes we're talkin' about!
  • goatman112003 2012/08/28 20:42:33
    No
    goatman112003
    +1
    I have better uses for my money.
  • Tim Upham 2012/08/28 20:33:17
    No
    Tim Upham
    An artificial prostitute?
  • ☆stillthe12c☆ 2012/08/28 20:31:12
    Yes
    ☆stillthe12c☆
    +1
    I bought a watch one time that looked really good. Then when I stated looking at it closer I found it to be a fake. I went back to the swap meet the next couple weeks and that person was not there that sold it to me.
  • brutusin~ Proud Apetheist 2012/08/28 20:30:32
    No
    brutusin~ Proud Apetheist
    I buy cheap knock-offs.
  • ID51 2012/08/28 20:28:57
    No
    ID51
    +1
    If the price is too good to be true, it's probably a fake.
  • Daryl 2012/08/28 20:22:34
    No
    Daryl
    Not on purpose.
  • Professor Wizard 2012/08/28 19:50:13
    Yes
    Professor Wizard
    +1
    I paid $5 for a fake Rolex watch while in Tijuana Mexico.
    paid 5 fake rolex watch tijuana mexico
  • Sybil 2012/08/28 19:36:55
    Yes
    Sybil
    +1
    A coach bag out of a black garbage bag in Manhatten. $15 to have the look without going broke. But that was years ago. Now I have a real Coach bag and I'm broke. Yeah me.
  • M A 2012/08/28 19:16:12
    No
    M A
    +3
    i dont buy "designer" things to begin with
  • Flamingolady 2012/08/28 18:57:19
    Yes
    Flamingolady
    +2
    Not realizing at a flea market once, thought it was gently used, and that is why the purse was so inexpensive. It looked so real.
  • Scandalf 2012/08/28 17:28:36
    Yes
    Scandalf
    +1
    They're overwhelming!
  • Rustie 2012/08/28 17:24:03
    No
    Rustie
    +2
    Not knowingly, anyway.
  • stevegt... Rustie 2012/08/28 18:54:41
  • Sybil stevegt... 2012/08/28 19:38:46
    Sybil
    I did it knowingly. Does that make me bad?

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