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Dark Net Trade A New Phenomenon In Polish Counterfeiting Report

Recently, the Police Headquarters, the Polish National Bank, along with the Ministry of Justice conducted a report on the issue of counterfeiting in the European country. The study also mentioned the rising popularity of the dark web counterfeit euro trade. According to the recent report conducted on the year of 2015, the most popular banknotes counterfeiters pressed are 20 and ... Read More »

Darknet Bust: Global Law Enforcement Raids Massive Counterfeiting Organization

Many law enforcement agencies, each with their own name for the operation, just arrested an extensive counterfeiting organization. Most of the investigation took place in Naples, Italy. During the hunt for the distributor of more than 600,000 counterfeit euros, the investigation crossed borders. From Naples, notes traveled to Spain—with law enforcement close behind—then Portugal, Malta, France, and Germany. Europol arrested ... Read More »

20-Year-Old Sentenced for Key Role in Darknet Counterfeiting Ring from Uganda

Zachary L. Ruiz aka “Mr. Mouse” was sentenced to four years in prison and three years of probation on November 2, 2016. The Las Vegas counterfeiter hoped his mental health problems would let him avoid a strict punishment. The judge recognized the young man’s behavioral and developmental issues but noted “[Ruiz] also demonstrated what appears to be an easy ability ... Read More »

Rise and Fall of my Counterfeiting Experience

Names and details have been slightly altered to conceal my true identity from anyone who could recognize it, but this is the time of when I got involved with counterfeit bills and escaped with barely my freedom. I’ve been browsing the deep web since the days of the original Silk Road. Back then, that’s all I did. I was just ... Read More »

Willy.Clock: Deported from Uganda to Face Counterfeiting Charges

According to a press release from the FBI and following last year’s bust of Willy.Clock,  A well known dark web counterfeit currency vendor:  A United States citizen has been deported from the Republic of Uganda and brought to the Western District of Pennsylvania to face charges of leading an international counterfeit currency operation headquartered in that African nation. The announcement ... Read More »

ThePurpleLotus: Indicted For Wire Fraud & Counterfeiting Using “Silk Road” 1/2

As it was published in Justice.gov: A Louisiana man was charged in a two-count information with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit trademark counterfeiting using the “Silk Road” online marketplace, announced Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite Jr. of the Eastern District of Louisiana. “Anonymous online ... Read More »