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From The Times September 23, 2009


A global network ofduped eBay customers into buying millions of pounds worth of fake golf clubs in the largest fraud uncovered by the online auction site.


The golf clubs, as well as clothing, accessories and passes for an airline lounge, were sold “on a scale that, it is believed, has never been seen before”, Snaresbrook Crown Court was told yesterday.


As soon as eBay received complaints and became suspicious of the activities, fake invoices were produced by the account holders to allay their worries or new accounts were opened.


Adam Davis, for the prosecution, said: “Nearly every major golf brand has been affected by the sale of counterfeit goods through the eBay accounts. It is the belief of the fraud investigation unit at eBay that this case represents the single largest counterfeiting conspiracy yet uncovered on their website.”


He added: “Over the course of about four years, between mid-2003 and early-2008, these defendants and their co-conspirators have been responsible for the sale and distribution of hundreds of thousands, maybe millions of pounds’ worth of counterfeit goods both here in the UK and abroad — primarily through the well-known auction website eBay.


“This is a conspiracy of a truly global nature. Conspirators are thought to have been based in the UK, Thailand, Australia, Germany, Singapore, USA, Hong Kong, China — and goods have been distributed from, or to, all those countries and more.”


In the British Isles conspirators were found in Wales, the Republic of Ireland, Aberdeen, Dorset and Birmingham, it was said. The counterfeit goods were manufactured in China then shipped to England.


Authorities know Thailand has a link in this web of deceit as documentation found in Bellchambers’ possession indicated evidence of “large sums of money being transferred between accounts held by Bellchambers both here in the UK and in Thailand, ” according to Adam Davis. The trial is still in process. criminals


So why did the ee-jits who bought the things think they were so cheap? Whatever happened to the caveat emptor principle?

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Thais scamming Farangs!


Who'd a thought it?


I would love to blame the Thais, but there are so many farang criminals moving there operations to Thailand, after all, they want to be here also, getting there cocks tugged on.

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i truely can't belive asian people would be involved in manufacturing and selling copies of well known brands shocking isn't it next 555555555

I can feel an angel sliding up to me nz immigrants raising the IQ of both countries pattaya makes a humble man hard

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