Kevin Chow: Super Sleuth

Investigator element

One of the many great perks we have at IP Services (IPS) is working with a close-knit team of individuals that feels more like family than a group of co-workers. We recently embarked on a journey to get to know the IPS Investigations team a little better and are happy to share what we learned.…

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The Six Million Dollar Heart

heart transplant device

… or is it? In other posts, we talked about the dangers of counterfeit pharmaceuticals and automotive parts, but there is another threat that appears to be growing in secret. That threat is counterfeit medical devices. Our hearts are complicated and important organs. Because of this, it can be expensive to keep them beating strong. A…

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Brand Protection: A Walk-through

Counterfeit watches

You find a high-end watch for sale online and the price is relatively cheap. You must have stumbled upon a super good deal! But did you, really? Most of the time these listings are too good to be true and are more than likely selling knock-offs. Counterfeits cause a slew of problems for both the…

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Protect Yourself – Counterfeits are Dangerous!

Clothing tag

Do you shop online? If you’re like most Americans, the answer is a resounding “Yes!” In fact, depending on which statistics you believe, anywhere from 69 to 96% of Americans make regular purchases online. Anyone can online shop from just about anywhere with any connected device. It’s fast, easy, and convenient. But have you ever considered that…

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Counterfeit Auto Parts

counterfeit auto part

Suddenly, the unexpected happens. A driver cuts you off, a deer jumps in front of your car, someone blows through a red light. You slam on the brakes without a second’s hesitation, but too much pressure causes the brake caliper to crack. The brakes fail. You don’t stop in time and serious injury and damage is incurred. What’s…

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A Guide to Counterfeit Pharma Test Purchases

Pill manufacturing

In a previous blog post, we talked about the dangers of purchasing pharmaceuticals on the internet. Our efforts to stop the sale of counterfeit pharmaceuticals typically focus on the online sellers who are, how shall we say, of less-than-reputable character. These are sellers who are not licensed or authorized to disperse pharmaceuticals. And, sellers who…

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Tech Support Scams Demystified

tech fraud scam

More than 3.8 billion people worldwide have internet access today, and as many as 3 out of 5 consumers globally have been targeted by tech support scammers. Who among us hasn’t either seen the pop-up warning us that our computer is INFECTED WITH A VIRUS or heard about it from a friend or coworker? Some…

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