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Flake

Slang; in auto sales, a term for a non-creditworthy customer with a small or no down payment. Flake customers are very high risk for the seller, and likely will not obtain financing.
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And among the fakes we found in shops and markets across Britain were stocks of vodka and whisky laced with industrial methanol .
GUANGZHOU (CyHAN)- Chinese police have arrested 73 people engaged in producing fake luxury brand handbags and selling them abroad, local media report on Monday.
The Royal Mint fears that as many as three in every hundred pounds 1 coins now circulating are fake.
And knock-off make-up is just one of many fakes on the street
Fight the Fakes partners believe that a comprehensive strategy to combat fake medicines requires an active participation that involves all stakeholders, leveraging competencies at local, national and global levels.
FAKE UGG BOOTS, DODGY MULBERRY BAGS AND COUNTERFEIT TRACKSUITS WERE PART OF A PS25,000 HAUL OF PHONEY CLOBBER UNEARTHED AT A TYNESIDE STORE.
Participation in the Fight the Fakes campaign is open to all involved in public health and already active in combating fake medicines, but also to those from other walks of life eager to join the fight against fake medicines.
As well as counterfeit clothes and cigarettes, some 50 per cent of luxury brand-name products could be fakes, Romanias customs service has warned.
While some may wink at buying fakes of luxury items, far too often there is a real danger to life and health from fakes and it is right that the new law covers the entire range of goods on offer in the UAE.
The UAE authorities have unleashed a relentless campaign against fakes, as the country is a prime re-export gateway for counterfeit parts between Asia and Europe.
THE whole subject of fakes and forgeries is an interesting one and has spawned quite a large literature, as collectors, dealers and auctioneers all have an interest in identifying them.
All forgeries are fakes, but not all fakes are forgeries.