Oh no, we bet the Taco Bell chihuahua will be rolling in his grave after he hears this news!
It was recently reported that two Taco Bell locations in Manhattan distributed FAKE change to tons of unsuspecting and innocent customers over the course of two weeks.
A 17 year old employee at one of the locations claimed
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Oh the drama! The shade!!
John Mayer is reportedly claiming he was sold counterfeit Rolexes by leading watch dealer Bob Maron and he's looking to sue the watch seller — but not on Charlie Sheen's watch!
The Anger Management actor just thinks the Who You Love singer is having a terrible case of buyers remorse and is saying John actually sold the watches with counterfeit parts for a big whopping profit!
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Counterfeit things you hear about regularly: counterfeit money, counterfeit designer bags, counterfeit high-end watches…the list goes on.
And now you can add counterfeit beauty products to that list!
A MASSIVE counterfeit beauty product ring was recently busted for selling fake products under brand names. To get a sense of the size and scale of this operation, reports claim authorities seized over $2 MILLION in products — and that’s only the stuff they could immediately get their hands on!!
Investigators are still looking into bank accounts to ascertain the scale of the operation, which was run by brothers Pardeep Malik (age 59) and Hamant Mullick (age 60).
District Attorney Kathleen Rice released a statement on the seriousness of the matter, saying:
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A few weeks ago, M.I.A. revealed that her Versace collection will be out this month, but she didn’t divulge many details about the collaboration.
Fortunately, as the line's October 16th release date approaches, we're getting more and more info!!
The fashion house has confirmed that the musician will be unveiling 19 different pieces, specifying that the items will be for both men and women. The garments were inspired by counterfeit Versace items and have been mixed with “graphic prints” and “street energy”.
We knew when she flashed that “Bootleg Versace” folder on her computer screen last year that we'd be seeing something edgy!
Naturally, Donatella Versace is extra excited for the new Versus apparel, saying:
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And another one bites the dust!
Hermes was pleased to announce last week that with the help of French national police, they successfully broke up a crime ring responsible for creating and selling counterfeit Birkin bags.
The fashion house said in a statement:
“This operation concludes a one-year investigation following an Hermes complaint based on clues and abnormal behavior identified through the house’s internal monitoring systems. Hermes is very satisfied with the efficient and diligent collaboration established with the national gendarmerie in this case and reiterates its relentless commitment to fighting counterfeiting. This action puts an end to the fraudulent project in progress.”
They suspect that these counterfeit bags were sold throughout Europe, the U.S. and Asia and estimated one branch of the ring made $22 million in sales.
What’s more troubling is two Hermes employees were part of the operation and the family-owned company suspected others may be involved too, which resulted in a dozen more arrests.
Now that the ring is closed,
attention seekers photographers have no choice but to burn real Birkins in their shoots!
[Image via WENN.]
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UGG Australia has scored another mayjah victory in their ongoing battle with online retailers selling fUGGs!
A judge recently awarded Deckers Outdoor Corp. $686 million from two lawsuits filed against more than 3,000 China-based websites hawking the counterfeit UGG products.
The funds were seized through hundreds of financial accounts held by the counterfeit sites, including PayPal, which is a big deal in and of itself since it's nearly impossible to collect from overseas merchants.
Judge Ronald Guzman also granted Deckers a permanent injunction against the fake domains, meaning they can fire off notices of contempt to defendants via email if they find they're conducting shady business elsewhere on the net.
You've been warned fUGG sellers!
[Image via WENN.]
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Faux fashion is never in style.
And what better way to do something about it than promote awareness through a campaign full of bags just for the occasion!
The CFDA and eBay have teamed up once again to launch the You Can't Fake Fashion 2012 collection.
Starting March 20, U can get UR hands on one of the many styles and take a stance against the sale and celebration of counterfeit fashion.
The bags designed by such greats as Diane von Furstenberg and Ralph Lauren will sell for $200, while the standard styles will retail at $45.
Check out some of the styles in the gallery (below) and tell us which one U have UR eye on!
[Image via TheBudgetBabe.]
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