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  • The Real Question

    Our 4 1/2-month investigation uncovered how The RealReal, a high-profile $1.5 billion public company that bills itself as the world's largest online marketplace for luxury merchandise, does not have experts authenticating every item as the company claims, leading to obvious counterfeits being sold on the website.
  • The Double-Dealers Behind China's Counterfeiting Industry

    Drawing on exclusive sourcing and hundreds of pages of legal documentation from four countries, this AP investigation examines why counterfeiters in China, the source of most of the world’s counterfeit goods, are winning the costly fight against fakes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxwJ1DLuveM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0KhDejOWkg
  • Crime Inc: Counterfeit Goods

    The story gives viewers a rare look at the production and sale of counterfeit goods. Viewers hear the story of a company whose brand was copied as well as that of a defense contractor who made counterfeit defense parts used in Iraq.
  • The World's Greatest Fakes

    In this hidden camera investigation, CBS News/60 Minutes look into the underground counterfeit factories of China. One correspondent travelled deep within the country to meet with the owners of these factories, as well as government and law enforcement officials. What he found was a number of different American products being counterfeited, from Callaway golf products to J.K. Rowling's popular Harry Potter series. According to the report, the Chinese economy is heavily reliant upon these counterfeit operations and, as one officer told the reporter, "it's simply the price of doing business in the fastest growing economy in the world."