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News Round-Up 1/12/2012

Posted by admin on Jan 12, 2012 9:18:53 AM
Counterfeit 49ers Tickets, Dangerous Website Alert


The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers to be on the lookout for counterfeit tickets being sold for Saturday's NFL playoff game between the San Francisco 49ers and the New Orleans Saints. Video -- From The Field: Consumers Warned About Counterfeit 49ers Tickets Spokeswoman for the BBB, Cailin Peterson, said her office has received multiple calls from people regarding suspicious ticket offerings and websites.
To read the full story, please visit KCRA3

Lincoln Shops Caught Selling Counterfeit Booze and Illegal Cigarettes


Four Lincoln shops have had their alcohol licences revoked for selling counterfeit alcohol and illegally imported cigarettes.

Finest Foods and International Mini-Market in High Street and Kubus and International Foods in Portland Street were all found to have illegal goods at their premises.

For the complete story, please visit Lincolnshire.

Ravens, NFL Pursue Online Sellers of Bogus Merchandise


As the Ravens drove toward the playoffs, Barbra Skarzynski wanted to buy her son a team jersey as a Christmas gift. She searched Google for Lardarius Webb gear, quickly found a site that billed itself as an official store of the Ravens, and bought a jersey for $70.

Weeks later, the Baltimore woman received the jersey in a box with Chinese characters on it, from Shanghai. She discovered that parts of it were blue instead of Ravens purple. And worst of all, the cornerback's name on the back of the jersey — which was not licensed by the National Football League — was spelled "EWBB."

For the complete story, please visit The Baltimore Sun.

RM400,000 Worth of Goods Seized in Raids


Its Segamat branch chief Abdul Aziz Siamin said the ministry collected RM34,000 in compound fines from traders during the raids.

Three raids were conducted under the Price Control Act, seven under the Control of Supply Act, 21 under the Trade Descriptions Act, eight under the Weight and Measure Act, and four under the Copyright Act.

"The most common offense is related to Trade Description Act. Traders raided under the Act are basically those selling fake items," said Aziz.

For the complete story, please visit New Straits Times.

Topics: Luxury Goods, In the Headlines