Warning Comes After an Investigation Into Fake Vape Factories by ELFBAR

HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 5, 2022-- Since the launch of counterfeiting action by ELFBAR in June 2021, it has cracked down on more than 120 counterfeit production and sales targets, including factories, warehouses, logistics, and foreign trade companies, seizure of more than 2 million finished counterfeit ELFBAR products, millions of packaging boxes, anti-counterfeit codes, semi-finished vaping pipes and other accessories. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: ELFBAR Intelligent Production Factory (Photo: Business Wire)
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Alaska State Troopers seize counterfeit currency, suspect in custody

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - A Fairbanks man is in custody at the Fairbanks Correctional Center after an investigation by Alaska State Troopers (AST) revealed a counterfeit operation going on in the Fairbanks area. According to AST, troopers received a tip about counterfeit currency being used around the community on November...
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Counterfeiters Caught on Camera

Salina Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a couple of people who were caught on camera passing counterfeit money. The case is the latest Salina Crime Stoppers crime of the week. Police say on Tuesday, November 29th, officers took two reports of subjects passing counterfeit bills...
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10 Los Angeles Middle School Students Treated for Possible Cannabis Overdose

Los Angeles, California – Ten Van Nuys Middle School students were evaluated Thursday morning after possibly overdosing on cannabis. The students were ages 12 to 15, experienced mild to moderate symptoms, and seven of them were taken to a local hospital, reports KTLA and KABC. Authorities say the students were lethargic and had a glazed-over look. All of the hospitalized students were released from the hospital by Thursday evening, reports Fox6.

Smoke shop busts in NYC

NEW YORK - New York City Deputy Sheriff Jose Marzan geared up and joined a convoy to 86th Street in Bay Ridge Brooklyn. He’s part of a new Joint Task Force that includes the Office of Cannabis Management, the NYPD and DCWP - the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection.

Lower East Side Links

Some of the headlines that caught our eye in the past week:. –The NYPD cracked down of counterfeit operators in Chinatown this past week, seizing $10 million in knockoffs. State Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Nou was sharply critical of the bust, saying, “Hassling 17 street vendors who are just trying to pay their rent is not a serious approach to addressing intellectual property theft.” [Daily News]

Monongalia QRT Part Of Region’s Response To Opioid Crisis

West Virginia has been at the center of the country’s opioid epidemic for years, but robust community responses have been built to tackle the issue head on. The Monongalia County Quick Response Team was launched in 2019 as a collaboration among public health, first responders, and other health care and private partners. The main purpose of the QRT is to identify individuals who have overdosed, ideally within 24 to 72 hours, and follow up with them and connect them to treatment resources, or whatever they might need.

Officers Find 600 Pounds Of Fentanyl Stuffed Inside Coconuts In Mexican Truck

Officers reportedly found 660 pounds (300 kilograms) of fentanyl pills packed inside coconuts in a truck in Mexico on Thursday, Dec. 1. About 660 pounds (300 kilograms) of fentanyl pills packed into coconuts were found inside a truck traveling on a highway in the northern border state of Sonora on Thursday, Dec. 1. The road runs along the Gulf of California, also known as the Sea of Cortez, and eventually leads to the border town of Sonoyta, across the border from Lukeville, Arizona, New York Post reported.

December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month – Your Perfect Toy Might Not Be Perfect

Christmas is an exciting time of the year, especially for children, in anticipation of the toys they will receive from Santa, friends, and family. Yet if not properly selected, toys chosen may cause injury, even death. A report released by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) titled ”Toy-Related-Deaths-and-Injuries-Calendar-Year-2021” states an estimated 206,400 toy-related emergency department-treated injuries and two toy-related deaths occurred in 2021 among children 14 years of age and younger. The largest number of injuries were associated with non-motorized scooters among children of all ages; children 14 years of age or younger.

Shopping online: Protecting yourself this holiday season

Shopping online: Protecting yourself this holiday season. As we approach the holiday season, cybercriminals are looking for ways to attack online shoppers. Although cybercriminals do not wait for the holiday season to start causing havoc, they also relentlessly target all of us throughout the year. However, making your payments online...

Emergency rooms dealing with a surge in respiratory illnesses, flu, and COVID

NEW YORK (WABC) — Emergency rooms are filling up quickly, and health officials are seeing adults with both flu and COVID along with young pediatric patients with RSV. The annual winter flu season usually doesn’t start until December or January, but this year started early and was complicated by the spread of other viruses and COVID is still ongoing.

The Cleveland-based Christian Maternity Home is planning an expansion

On Tuesday, a group of women discussed self-esteem at the Foundation House Ministries branch office in Ooltewah. The Cleveland, Tennessee-based Christian nonprofit that strives to stabilize the lives of pregnant women and new mothers during crises expanded onto the property in the spring. Now the group envisions further expansion and plans to build more homes on its 10-acre property outside of Cleveland.

Florida Attorney General Warns of Sharp Increase in Counterfeit Pills Containing Lethal Doses of Fentanyl

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Attorney General Ashley Moody is warning about a sharp increase in the number of counterfeit pills that contain a deadly amount of fentanyl. A recent investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration found that six out of ten fentanyl-laced fake prescription pills contained a potentially lethal dose of fentanyl—up 50% from a similar investigation last year.

Judge rules against objection in alleged counterfeit shipment case

Judge rules against objection in alleged counterfeit shipment case. A HIGH COURT judge has dismissed an objection by two businessmen to a decision by the Comptroller of the Customs and Excise Division to give international sportswear manufacturer Nike time to pursue a lawsuit over counterfeit goods. Businessmen Yunping Lin and...

Wrong Things to Do in Appealing your Amazon Seller Suspension

This article will discuss what you should do when appealing your Amazon Seller Suspension. This article will also give you tips about Amazon account management and ensuring that your appeal is successful so that you can get back on the platform as soon as possible. Don’t panic. But, you...

STEIN: As Holidays Approach, Dangers Lurk For Online Shoppers

The old saying goes, “buyer beware.” It’s advice everyone shopping for Christmas gifts on the internet should take to heart. I bought shoes from a Facebook ad that advertised as a name brand. When delivered the shoes were too small and not well-made. With no return address and Chinese characters on the invoice, one did not have to be a detective to realize this footwear was a Chinese knockoff. An email to the website that sold it bounced back.

How Long Are Paypal Accounts Locked?

You’re not alone if you’ve ever had problems accessing your PayPal account (Verified Paypal Account for Sale). As one of the world’s most popular online payment services, it’s not surprising that so many people want to use PayPal. However, sometimes these accounts are locked for different reasons and there is nothing that can be done about it. Here are some things that you need to know about what happens if your PayPal account gets locked:

Amazon is just a store-front of Chinese products

So much of Amazon has just became a Chinese mall with fake / copycat / counterfeit products. Even the Amazon basics is a white labeling of Chinese products. When I try to order genuine products, lot of time it ends up as fake product. In the next 5-8 years, Amazon...