automobile, defense and aerospace companies, and industrial equipment manufacturers) where out of production critical components or spare parts are highly susceptible to being counterfeited
Along with the cash and weapons found in raids on organized crime strongholds, counterfeited
computer software has been recovered from time to time .
In one case, Joseph Nuzzo, a former crew chief at Logan Airport in Boston, Massachusetts, led a credit card mail theft ring consisting of 10 airline baggage handlers and 25 other subjects who routinely invaded passenger luggage in search of bank cards and identification that could be easily counterfeited
In one security test, for example, Bauder reported that he counterfeited
an allegedly hard-to-copy hologram in his garage.
When a product is counterfeited
, buyers may unknowingly blame the legitimate producer for a shoddy or unsafe good.
Nutritional supplements, foods and beverages are unfortunately counterfeited
all of the time.