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Can Counterfeits End In An Accident?

We all tend to know about The term counterfeit being is associated with the imitation of something authentic, with the intent to steal, destroy or replace the original item, with the aim to make illegal transactions, or deceive others into believing the fake is authentic or worth greater value than the real product.

Counterfeit products are often produced with the intention to take advantage of the value of the product it is imitating, this is known to be done through currency, documents, as well as clothing, handbags, shoes, jewellery and so on.

But what about Fake Claims?

The Guardian Newspaper is expanding the issues with ... "The great green swindle" How about this one which is plain bonkers. A brand of bottled water says its product contains "300% more oxygen".... surly 100% is the benchmark limit?

Back in 2007 Channel 4 was criticised for making a contradictory documentary called The Great Global Warming Swindle the film suggested that the scientific opinion on climate change is influenced by funding and political factors, and questions whether scientific consensus on global warming really does exists.  The film's critics argued that it had misused and fabricated data, relied on out-of-date research, employed misleading arguments, and misrepresented (Source Wikipeadia) In the middle of last year the BBC News reported... 

The inside story of the faked murder that fooled the world "He told me that there was a hit list, and that there were people willing to finance it being carried out."

Fake news led man to murder nine people

Fake news, provides social media's need for content. Although originally created to mislead, it does however provide a media hungry audience with fake facts that generate Likes/dislikes/comments and all sorts of inter-activities. But does it acturaly does it make it addictive? When one thinks hard about the issue, the material is highly profitable, as the saucier the scandal, the more affective it becomes to drive revenue for its site hits. Can we spot the difference or is it impossible to decipher what's real and what's not?

Authors Inspiration: Counterfeit Company Claims

Extract from Andre Segal's Latest (Pre-Published) Novel

A lowering sky, a restless sea and shattered bodies on the rocks.

Joseph Stalin said, ‘When you kill one person, that’s murder. When 

you kill a thousand, that’s a statistic.’ He should know, he’s reputed to have been directly or indirectly responsible for the deaths of millions.

In regard to fake claims, when a crook owes the bank a thousand pounds, that puts him/her in the hands of the bank. When the crook owes the bank ten million pounds that puts the bank in the hands of the crook. Clearly Stalin and the financial crook have certain attitudes in common.

But when it comes to crooked financial dealings, one of the worst offenders in recent years was, of all companies, a venerable and supposedly respected institution, namely The Royal Bank of Scotland, whose Global Restructuring Unit knowingly destroyed innumerable profitable businesses, claiming that they were insolvent and then ripping out the assets, incinerated the shells of what was left.

Apparently, some business people committed suicide. Noel Edmunds caught in a similar scam with his own bank claims to have lost hundreds of millions of pounds. 

No-one has been brought to book, so far. the Financial Conduct Authority claiming they have no powers to prosecute. One wonders then whom precisely they claim to represent. The crooks, might one hazard?

Bernie Madoff, operating a Ponzi scheme, looted $50 billion from unwary investors. Even the brilliant Nicola Horlick was taken in, reputedly losing a substantial proportion of her clients’ money.

In The Lyme Regis Murders, Ginny Jones identifies a financial scam being perpetrated by a businessman on his bank, thereby securing a loan on false premises.

I was told it would never work. But it does, and did. I knew someone who enacted the fiddle detailed in the book, and got away with it.

As is so often claimed, ‘You couldn’t make it up.’ But then, you don’t need to, do you.’’ 

Lyme Regis Murders will be Pre-Released April