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Bangkok to ban street food stalls in clean-up crusade -- "If you want to clean out all the vendors it's like you are cleaning out our culture itself."


© AFP | A man prepares food at a street stall in the Phrakanong district of Bangkok

BANGKOK (AFP) – Street food stalls will be banned from all of Bangkok’s main roads under a clean-up crusade, a city hall official said Tuesday, prompting outcry and anguish in a food-obsessed capital famed for its spicy roadside cuisine.For months city officials have hemmed in hawkers of all kinds across the metropolis, where hitting the pavement for everything from late-night noodles to fried insects is the closest Thailand has to a national pastime. 297 more words

SURVEY SAYS: Consumers don't know who to contact if sold fake goods

A recent survey carried out by Scam Savers showed that 67 per cent of respondents would not know who to contact for help if they were sold a counterfeit product. 335 more words

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Counterfeit GHDs sold at airport

Cassie Riley discovered that the selling of counterfeit goods is not only apparent online when she bought GHD straighteners at an airport in Faro.

She said that she found out they were fake straighteners when she rang GHD to give them a code, which would entitle her to a 2-year warranty. 336 more words

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Fraudsters target eBay buyers with 'good deals'

Sellers who flog counterfeit products for budget prices have become more savvy and have targeted those who buy from eBay, as they know consumers look for good deals on the site. 253 more words

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What Is Chargeback?

Chargeback allows you to ask your card provider to reverse a transaction made on your credit or debit card. This is not enshrined by law but is part of the Scheme Rules, which are subscribed to by participating banks. 37 more words


Faking It

Some research into the psychology of counterfeit goods that I was involved in has received a some press coverage recently (please see the links at the bottom of this post). 630 more words

Marketing Communications

Alibaba has joined forces with Louis Vuitton and others to fight the $461 billion counterfeiting business

Less than a month after the US called out China’s largest online marketplace, Taobao, for its rampant counterfeiting, the Chinese company’s parent has formed an alliance of 20 brands to use data to fight fakes. 173 more words