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News Round-Up 2/10/2012

Posted by admin on Feb 10, 2012 11:48:21 AM
NYPD Confiscates Thousands of Fake Electronics


The NYPD has arrested two people and confiscated thousands of counterfeit electronics worth nearly $1 million on the street. Police say they executed a warrant at an apartment building in Manhattan's Chelsea section on Thursday. They recovered 4,200 pairs of fake Beats by Dr. Dre headphones, 500 counterfeit iPhones and iPods and 19 fake iPads.

For the complete story, please visit the Wall Street Journal.

$1 Million in Counterfeit Jewelry Seized at Gem Show


In case you're headed to the Annual Gem Show in Tucson this weekend, you may want to take a close look at what you're buying. Federal agents say they've seized about $1 million in counterfeit luxury brand jewelry from two vendors at the popular gem show.

For the complete story, please visit KSWT News.

FAZ Losing Millions In Counterfeit Jerseys


THE Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) is losing millions of Kwacha in revenue from counterfeit Zambia National soccer team replica jerseys flooding the market since the Africa Cup of Nations started on January 21.

Some Lusaka-based businessmen both local and foreign, are making the counterfeit jerseys in sweatshops around the city.

A survey conducted by the Daily Mail around parts of Lusaka revealed that some street vendors sell the replica jerseys in the range of K65,000 and K85,000.

For the complete story, please visit The Lusaka Times.

OSU Warns Fans of Counterfeit Tickets


We're just days away from another Big Ten showdown, and OSU is warning fans to beware of any tickets they buy outside the arena. This Saturday, the Ohio State men's basketball team will go toe-to-toe with Michigan State. It's clear the Buckeye Nation is excited for the game.

"It's going to be crazy. It's absolutely going to be insane," says Devin Wilzoch, an OSU Senior.

"It's definitely going to be rowdy here on campus," says Chris Vasel, who is also an OSU senior.

Meantime, OSU is warning fans to beware of any tickets they buy outside the arena.

For the complete story, please visit NBC4 News.

Topics: Consumer Electronics, In the Headlines