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    Angry Fakes Funding Terrorism


    Recent statistics have revealed that fake designer bags are part of a whopping $500 billion global trade in counterfeit goods. The more shocking revelation is that a part of that money funds terrorism.

    Between October 2005 and September 2006 alone, the Department of Homeland Security has seized 14,000 counterfeit goods worth $155 million. The amount is almost the double that of the last year. As a consequence of trading of fakes worth $80 billion, New York alone lost $1 billion of sales tax revenue.

    Itís virtually all profit and it isnít funding anything good. It is a threat to democracy and a threat to the rule of law,

    New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly was quoted saying in a conference on counterfeiting.

    Kelly revealed that the group accused of the 2004 Madrid train bombings, which costed 191 peopleís life, was funded by proceeds from the sale of fake CDís. He added that a group, which sells counterfeit goods including fake Viagra support militant group Hezbollah.

    Stringent measures against counterfeiting in Asia have pushed fakes into stores. However, markets of Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Beijing are still flourishing with fake Prada, Burberry and Louis Vuitton


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    Jesus! This topic pisses me off so much I can not believe that there are stands everywhere on busy streets selling replicas! I watched this show in one of my business classes and It was on counterfeiting and why its "legal" - apparently one of the reasons they get a way with it is because they dont put the actual label on there... its just an "inspired bag" until they do so, then its counterfeiting.

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    Default Re: Fakes Funding Terrorism

    yeah, i hate fakes

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