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Lego fans help keep tabs on counterfeits

May 16, 2019
Private investigators and sales teams can only do so much, says Lego's China vice president.
Mascot Jinbao made of Lego bricks is on display on day three of the China International Import Expo at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai, China.
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Customs officials struggle with the uptick in volume of goods shipped into the U.S.

Dec 28, 2018
A 2016 law that allows goods from abroad to enter the U.S. duty free as long as they are valued at $800 or less has opened up the door to more counterfeiters.
Customs officers in the DHL warehouse at JFK Airport.
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Counterfeits threaten Christmas

Nov 18, 2013
With more criminals using fake websites to sell fake products, unknowing consumers are increasingly at risk of buying dangerous counterfeit products.