10 items that most often counterfeited
The more produced branded goods, the more there is of fakes. Today, copy everything - from perfumes and shampoos to food products and automobiles. Large companies are struggling with the unfair competitors, but people willing to buy a fake, more than enough.
In our review of 10 items that most often counterfeited in the market.
Forge, as a rule, expensive things. However, olive oil is worth it to dishonest sellers doing his imitation. Today there is a whole market of fake olive oil from. In most cases, quality oil diluted with cheaper, e.g. rapeseed. According to analytical estimates, about 50% of the olive oil sold in the world, falsified. The most famous case was the olive scandal in Spain in 1981, when the market appeared olive oil, rapeseed diluted with the addition of aniline - extract of coal tar that is used as an industrial lubricant. Then died from poisoning by about 700 people, many earned paralysis, problems with internal organs and neurological problems.
Toys Beanie Babies
Young people today is difficult to imagine how wildly popular in the mid-1990s used a funny toy animals Beanie Babies. Demand was so great that the forgery became inevitable. With these toys was even associated political scandal in 1998, when the US trade representative, who arrived from China, detained at customs with counterfeit Beanie Babies.
Marble kobe beef
In addition to truffles and caviar Kobe beef is one of the most expensive in the world of culinary delights. Price per kilogram - from 200 dollars. Today, many restaurants offer this dish on the menu. But it is necessary to understand that, most likely, this is not the meat, which customers dream a try. Real Kobe beef produced only in Japan. This refined look Beef obtained from Japanese cows Kobe grown by a special technology. This meat is almost not imported.
It is unlikely that there are statistics, many people have received life as a result of the "little happy misery" when torn condom. But most of them have to be grateful to the Chinese low-quality imitations of famous "rubber" brands.
In 2008, Chinese police found underground plant, which produced and packaged condoms brands. Servants of the law was confiscated 4, 65 million packaged contraceptives and condoms is still 1100 kg, ready for packaging. The production of a condom took 0, 03 dollars, and sold a fake online at 0, 16 dollar.
Cure for Malaria
While the majority of fakes often completely harmless to humans, counterfeit drugs are killing hundreds of thousands of people from malaria. For most people in developed countries, malaria is something mythical about like a plague. But in Africa, it is a serious problem. The drug Coartem, created by the American company "Novartis", is a favorite subject of counterfeit pharmaceuticals. Fake Coartem in China. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people die from drug unreal.
Today there are dozens of species of a wide variety of cheeses at any grocery store. Most of them are produced in large dairy industry and is quite accessible to the average consumer. However, when it comes to elite cheeses from France, Italy and Switzerland, the market immediately facing counterfeiting.
At the end of the XX century European dairy market was literally swamped with fake elite cheeses. As a result, it was even decided to create a special commission cheese. The first representative office appeared in Italy. There is a database with more than 10 thousands of lactic bacteria strains. They are used to determine the authenticity of cheese products.
Cars (pictured Japanese Toyota RAV4 and Chinese Jonway Ufo - the original and the fake)
Yes, there are large and complex in terms of design pieces, such as cars, too fake. The undoubted leader in avtopoddelok market is China. Chinese craftsmen manage to forge even a car elite class, but most of their efforts are concentrated yet on economy class cars.
In the early 2000s, the Chinese auto market is just flooded. The situation is worst situation was counterfeiting Volkswagen. The Chinese are not only forged a car, they have managed to sell them two times cheaper than the originals. Attempts to put pressure on Asian manufacturers plagiarism legally for the most part been unsuccessful.
Fiddle famous Stradivarius - it's not cheese, and not condoms, but forge them with equal success. Last fake violin was sold in the US in 2014 at an auction for 15, 9 million dollars. Reveal a terrible mistake was only a few months after the auction. Those who forges a Stradivarius violin, as a rule, are truly masters of their craft. Identify fake musical instrument is extremely difficult. Sometimes it is possible thanks to chemical analysis, however, the auction houses do not always go for it.
In 2012, a scandal broke out a terrible product in the United States. It turned out that a considerable part of Heinz ketchup on the market - fake. It is curious that produced fake ketchup company itself, which, wanting to save money, not in compliance with the production technology and implemented the substitution of some ingredients for cheaper.
This popular brand, like Apple, simply could not be the subject of commercial fraud. And once again the leader in counterfeits is China. In the case of "Apple" counterfeited almost everything: tablets, smartphones, watches, laptops and more. History knows several fake Apple Store precedents. In Chinese cities even appeared fake service centers! The high cost of production corporation playing tricks on her. Despite the fact that the Chinese authorities are actively fighting with such fakes, resulting wave is unstoppable.