Monthly Archives: April 2017

RKN Global on Mobile Phone Fraud

The problem of identity theft is by no means new, and continues to plague innocent victims as each version and variation invented by criminals attempts to circumvent the controls that we have put in place to prevent it.   There was a time, for example, when passwords were deemed sufficient to protect a person’s access […]

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RKN Global on Fake Cosmetics

Early in February 2017, China’s police seized £100 million worth of fake cosmetics during a raid on Taizhou City.1 Fake products are a huge problem for the cosmetics industry, which struggles to deal with the rise of counterfeit goods.2 While many of us wish to save money on cosmetics, those who do so could be […]

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RKN Global on Counterfeit Goods

A recent counterfeiting case from a city north of London is illustrative of a certain type of illegal activity that goes on every day.  A merchant from the City of Peterborough  recently pled guilty to selling fake designer products at a weekly boot sale held in the city.1 Mohammed Imran Malik has been charged under […]

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RKN Global on 419 Fraud

If there is any scam that has over the years come to be associated with a particular country, it is the Nigerian “419” scam, named after the provision of Nigerian law (Section 419 of the Criminal Code) that the scam violates.   This particular fraud has a long pedigree, having been born by enterprising fraudsters […]

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