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Residents Warned Of Scam Involving Fake Readers Digest ‘Prize Winnings’

An official-looking letter claiming the recipient has won $500,000 has been distributed nationwide with a fraudulent “check” in the amount of $5,000 from Readers Digest.


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LA Port Officials Seize More Than 47K Pieces Of Phony Designer Clothing

U.S. Customs and Border Protection specialists have seized more than 47,000 counterfeit pieces of designer clothing at the Los Angeles/Long Beach Seaport, authorities said Wednesday.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–06/08/2011

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Man Posing As Navy SEAL Attends Event At Thousand Oaks School

Navy SEALs are especially popular after the raid on Osama bin Laden’s hide out in Pakistan, so imagine the patriotic pride when a man in a SEALs uniform showed up at a Ventura County school for a “Thank You Soldiers” tribute.


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Fake Erectile Dysfunction Drugs Could Pose Health Threat

Drugs for treating male erectile dysfunction have become one of the hottest and most lucrative sections of the international drug market, but health experts caution to beware of online purchases.


A Rolex, like the one depicted here, is often the target of thieves or counterfeiters. (credit: AP)

Gonna Do Time? Hermosa Beach Police Hunt Bogus Rolex Peddler

Hermosa Beach police are on the hunt for an expert Rolex watch counterfeiter who was able to sell one of his creations to a local jeweler for about $3,900.


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Ex-Cop Faces Felony Charges For Demanding Frontal Massage, Cash

Orange County prosecutors charged Edward Justin LaPorte with felony burglary and misdemeanor counts in the Jan. 31 incident.


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Faking It: More Staying Connected To Work On Vacation

When it comes to working vacations, more Americans than ever are saying you can take it with you.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–02/18/2011

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13,000 Pairs Of Fake Sunglasses Seized

Customs agents at the Los Angeles/Long Beach port complex seized 13,200 pairs of fake Givenchy and Armani sunglasses and reading glasses in a shipment from China, authorities announced Thursday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/10/2011

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‘Tis The Season For Conniving Counterfeiters?

The Secret Service warned Koreatown businesses that counterfeiters are chemically erasing parts of $5 bills and covering them with $20, $50 or $100 denominations.


Chino Woman Gets Prison For Fake Bowflex, Pilates

Chunchai Yu was convicted in July on bribery and trafficking charges for selling counterfeit Malibu Pilates and Bowflex exercise equipment.