Organised crime is exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic with a surge in cybercrime, targeted thefts and counterfeiting.
The COVID-19 pandemic is causing people to shop online more, but anxiety about fake or low-quality goods is also high.
Police in Turkey have raided a workshop in Istanbul making counterfeit, unlicensed face masks.
This year’s Operation Pangea has unsurprisingly seen a dramatic uptick in falsified coronavirus products.
A UK man is charged with selling fake coronavirus treatment kits, and a US site peddling vaccines is shut down.
US customs seized six bags containing suspected counterfeit coronavirus test kits arriving from the UK at LAX.
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Global Brand Protection Innovation Programme, GBPIP 2020 (co-located with 3rd Global IT Security Summit)
May 14-15, 2020 - Brussels, Belgium
7th Brand Protection Excellence Forum (BPEF) 2020
June 04-05, 2020 - Munich, Germany
4th International Conference on Global Food Security
June 15-18, 2020 - Montpellier, France
4th GTDW Anti Illicit Trade & Brand Protection Technologies Conference
June 16-18, 2020 - Shanghai, China
Asia Security Conference & Exhibition
July 22-23, 2020 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
International Food Fraud Conference
September 22-23, 2020 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Asian IP Forum (AIPF)
September 24-25, 2020 - Singapore
Global Brand Protection Summit 2020
September 24, 2020 - London, UK
European IP Forum
November 12-13, 2020 - Munich, Germany