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$37 iPhone 6S clone already rolling off Chinese production lines

The iPhone 6S is one of the most popular smartphones on the market, particularly in China. However, many consumers are put off by the high price, creating a raging market for cheap knock-off devices including a $37 Android-powered clone on sale now.

Amazon announces lawsuit against over 1,000 fake reviewers

Online retailer Amazon has filed a lawsuit targeting over 1,000 people alleged to have posted fake product reviews on its website. The company says that the false reviewers can '"significantly" undermine the trust that consumers place in its listings.

25 fake Apple stores in one China town ahead of iPhone 6S launch

A lack of official Apple stores in China has led to a massive influx of fake look-a-likes selling Apple-branded products. Business is booming ahead of tomorrow's iPhone 6S launch, according to a report, although some are already being forced back out.

Germany orders Facebook to allow fake user names

Hamburg - A privacy watchdog in Germany ordered Facebook to allow users to join the site using pseudonyms. The order challenges Facebook's authentic name policy.

Fake doctor busted for prescribing dirt as cancer treatment

Vincent Gammill, a 69-year-old fake doctor, was arrested in California for allegedly prescribing bags of dirt as cancer treatment.

Joke app destroys App Store charts, nobody knows how

A fake app that allows you to supposedly see which of your parents you look most like has somehow managed to rise to the top of Apple's charts despite producing completely random results and having hundreds of one-star reviews.

Fake security question answers are weakening online security

Security researchers from Google have found that people frequently lie to personal security questions on new accounts online in the misguided belief that a fake answer will add increased security. The researchers found that the contrary is actually true.

Samsung paid 500 people to pose as fans at China Galaxy S6 launch

Samsung is alleged to have paid 500 people to pose as fake fans at the Chinese launch of its Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge Android flagship smartphones on Friday. This means that over half the attending crowd of 1,000 were paid to be there.

Fake orgy plot helps 28 inmates escape from Brazil jail

28 inmates at a prison in Brazil escaped after three women in dominatrix costumes tricked guards into thinking they were going to have an orgy.

Woman who faked having cancer sentenced for defrauding donors

Colchester - Danielle Watson, 24, was given a suspended jail sentence after she raised around $15,000 from claiming she had cervical cancer, when she actually didn't.

15 people sent to the hospital after smoking poisonous fake weed

Synthetic marijuana is readily available in bodegas and head shops in New York, even though it was banned two years ago, and New Yorkers are increasingly getting sick from smoking it.

Austrian newspaper in scandal over Photoshopped image

Österreich, a tabloid newspaper in Austria, was caught by one of its competitors over what they dub a "nasty piece of photojournalism." It seems they Photoshopped an image of two politicians in a breakfast meeting, which never actually happened.

Fake drug officials active in India

The Indian government has warned both Indian and foreign pharmaceutical companies to beware of a scam involving people posing as U.S. FDA officials. The officials have been demanding cash payments for approvals.

Lab detectives help expose art fakes

Paris - In under two weeks, the art world has been rocked by cases of forgery in which paintings with a potential value of millions were unmasked as worthless fakes.The two episodes, entailing a bogus Marc Chagall and a Ferdinand Leger, have shed light on the ...

Hunt is on for fake sign language interpreter at Mandela memorial

Pretoria - As the world watched the mass memorial service for the late Nelson Mandela, former South African President, a man stood there, gesticulating "sign language" for hours, but his movements meant nothing.

Passengers ejected from Air Canada flight due to fake tickets

Air Canada is investigating how five people boarded an Air Canada flight with fake tickets on Friday. The flight was bound for Toronto.

Madrid man arrested for phantom airline scam defrauding 67 people

Madrid - A Madrid man has been arrested by Spanish police after setting up a fake airline and cheating 67 "passengers" out of a total of €50,000, booking them on a flight to Paraguay that didn't exist.

Game of Thrones: Judge sends self-styled King of Germany to jail

Neustadt - 48-year-old Peter Fitzek, who claims to rule a nine-hectare kingdom in Germany, has been sent to jail. He got into trouble for using a fake driving license issued by his imaginary kingdom, "New Germany."

Japanese man arrested for making 28,000 prank emergency calls

Tokyo - In what could possibly have been the height of sheer boredom, or maybe a touch of paranoia, a Tokyo man has been arrested for making 28,000 prank calls to the local emergency number 110.

Spanish police catch up with gang making Ferrari knock-offs

Valencia - If you've been to the beach in southern Spain, you have been offered fake "brand-name" handbags, watches etc. by the Senegalese "lookie-lookie" men. Now it seems things got a tad more serious as other criminals managed to produce fake Ferraris for sale.

Teenage prank goes horribly wrong in 'kidnapping' scare

Valencia - When a teenage girl decided to play a prank on her father, things went terribly wrong, as a Spanish police officer stopped his vehicle and pulled a gun on him. However, it could have been much, much worse.

Photos of alleged Photoshopped Iranian fighter jet go viral

Tehran - New photos of Iran's recently unveiled stealth fighter are going viral, with many claiming the photos appear to have been Photoshopped.

Brazilian website offers fake lovers to impress Facebook pals

Your life is an open book, thanks to Facebook, which can put a strain on loners who are still single. All your pals have girlfriends, what can you do? A Brazilian website has the answer for you - a fake girlfriend.

Video: Inglewood police chase goes viral, skeptics say it is fake

A YouTube video showing a guy recording a police chase in Inglewood, Calif., on his TV has raised skeptical responses after the guy shifted his camera from TV action to his window as the chase passed in front of his house.

Video: 'Human barbie,' Valeria Lukyanova, fake?

Questions are being raised about the claims of the "Human Barbie," Valeria Lukyanova, that her online photos are not Photoshopped and that she has not undergone plastic surgery after a video that shows her looking more like a normal person surfaced.

UK soldiers lured to death by Afghan's fake injury

A gunman dressed as an Afghan policeman pretended to be injured so he could lure two soldiers from The Yorkshire Regiment.

Chinese authorities arrest 2,000 for making counterfeit drugs

Chinese authorities have arrested nearly 2,000 people in relation to the manufacture and distribution of counterfeit drugs.

Woman fakes triplets so boyfriend can have more food stamps

An Illinois woman Ebony Martin, 34, who set up a false state file for her boyfriend, Keith Jones, 38, with social security numbers of non-existent triplets so that he could receive more government food assistance, was sentenced Monday to 30 days in jail.

Man sentenced for selling fake Viagra

Rochester - A man in Rochester, New York has been sentenced to probation after he was found guilty of selling fake Viagra and Cialis tablets.

Fake doctor 'diagnosed' cancer & offered women perverted 'cures'

A 77-year-old man was jailed for 8 years yesterday for acting as a doctor, falsely diagnosing cancer and offering perverted cures to women.
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