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Counterfeit

Describing anything fake. In the context of finance, the term is usually used to describe money minted or printed by any person or institution not duly authorized to do so. While counterfeit money is not legal tender, its proliferation may debase the value of money if it is not readily identifiable as fake.
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Everyone but the counterfeiter loses," says William Duffy, president and CEO of the Imaging Supplies Coalition (ISC), an industry organization of eight printer companies who have banded together to fight counterfeiting and educate the public.
In addition to making more money, counterfeiters usually face relatively lower penalties if caught.
That's the working philosophy held by Salomon Sorowitsch (Karl Markovics), and it's a conviction that gets shaken to its core in "The Counterfeiters," a smart, stark examination of the moral dilemma faced by a specialized group of concentration camp prisoners in the waning days of World War II.
government also misses out on millions of dollars in taxes, and more than 750,000 jobs are lost to counterfeiters, according to Customs.
A product counterfeiter looks for projects to pursue the same as MNEs, but the rules of the game are different.
To understand the complexity and nature of this fraud, it is important to review the methodology used by counterfeiters in their operations.
A team of chemists and scientists is always looking for new ways to thwart counterfeiters.
Still, the counterfeiter faces the tough challenges of matching the paper stock used by the check manufacturer; correlating complex color schemes, such as those used on U.
One of the most provocative means of stymieing counterfeiters involves placing on each bill an encrypted pattern derived mathematically from the bill's unique serial number.
It also says that injured parties should have the right to demand a legal order that the counterfeiter yields up information about how their fake products are distributed; by whom and where.
Mexico may be a long way from the Midlands but when the country's tequila producers decided to intensify their fight against counterfeiters they turned to a Walsall company.
has been awarded another judgment against an Internet counterfeiter, proving once again that crime does not pay when it comes to unlawfully duplicating copyrighted materials.