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Very good documentary on counterfeit merchandise

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by gun-shy315, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. gun-shy315

    gun-shy315 Regular Member Premium Member

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    I recently watched this documentary and it was pretty damn interesting. Thought some of you guys/gals might want to check it out if you had the time. The title is "Illicit: The Dark Trade" and I posted the write-up on it below. You BH ebayers should definitely take a look.

    It can be found here: http://www.watch-movies-links.net/movies/illicit_the_dark_trade/


    "Join undercover agents and slip into the shadowy web of illicit trade, where dangerous multi-billion dollar criminal networks threaten whole sectors of the world economy. Illicit: The Dark Trade travels the globe to expose the dire consequences of this dirty industry: money laundering, political corruption, and the subversion of entire governments. From knock-off handbags to bootlegged compact discs to fake pharmaceuticals, this hard-hitting special reveals how consumers' insatiable demand for counterfeit merchandise has given birth to a vast criminal system."

    I'm not sure if this flick will scare people or motivate them?

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    Will watch that tonight
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  3. CARUTHERS

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    Hi Gunshy,

    I will watch the documentary later. I don´t know yet if the same one that was aired on British TV last year but, the documentary I watched was based in and around China. At one point in the documentary the film crew were taken to a back street laboratory where they were producing fake chicken eggs for sale in Africa ! These fuckers are producing chemical eggs that induce all sort of psychological problems including alzheimer´s just to turn a quick buck. I mean a shonky belt or handbag is one thing, but when you start to replicate basic food stuffs using dangerous chemicals that they know kids will eat, I say string em high !
     
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    gun-shy315 Regular Member Premium Member

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    It's not that one. This one was done by National Geographic. It has some very interesting, and disturbing, things to show ie: Lot's of fake meds being shipped freaking everywhere. They do a "spot" on a guy from San Diego That was buying fake viagra from Mexico and then selling it online. Made a Million his first year. Ended up making 24 mill. in 5 yrs.....then did 3yrs in jail. Anyhow it's a good watch.

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  5. CARUTHERS

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    Hi Again,

    The sentence really does not equate to the money he made, does it ? As I said before a fake belt or handbag is one thing but, when you start messing with peoples health that´s a total no no in my eyes !
     
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    I agree. And as far as his $ goes they didn't discuss it but I got the impression he has a lot of it left.