Operation Holiday Hoax II

December 30, 2011 5:01:11 AM UTC by cardman1968 in Apparel & Accessories, Lobby and NFL

This article provides a pithy summary of the rise in counterfeit trade goods and seizures (a 34% increase between '09 and '10).

Key points:

- counterfeiters are drifting down into the low-end, copying items that are already inexpensive, like Christmas tree lights. Where's the money in that? Well, it's in the cost savings associated with skimping on safety features such as fuses and adequate wiring gauge.

- National Football League Jerseys again headline the problem - thankfully, guys like Simon at http://www.nfljerseyfanparadise.net/ are making that a little tougher.

Take heart that the Obama Administration is paying attention and devoting ever-increasing resources to the problem, which certainly manifests itself in the memorabilia space.

Read more here: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/22/business/officials-seize-counterfeit-holiday-goods.html

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