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Police swoop on shoplifters and online scammers

Local police have accused 20 people of committing e-commerce crimes and a massive clothing theft.

Singapore tourist spending declines

Singapore tourist spending has dipped by half a percent, despite a 7.3 per cent boost in arrivals.

Police raid finds fake goods at Sim Lim Square

Singaporean police find $1.03 million worth of Fake goods at Sim Lim Square.

Adidas lawsuit fails to block rival trademark

The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore has rejected an Adidas lawsuit against Taiwan’s Lutong Enterprise Corp.

Mastercard develops card fraud device with Singapore police

Credit card firm Mastercard has announced a partnership with the Singapore Police to implement the world’s first device to detect card fraud.

Companies hiring ‘tens of thousands” to write fake reviews

Companies have been recruiting “tens of thousands” of people to post fake reviews online, boosting sales on e-commerce websites.

Milan Furnishings closure draws Consumers Association complaints  

Seven complaints have been received by the Consumers Association of Singapore (Case) about the closure of Milan Furnishings.

Chatime Malaysia escalates dispute

Chatime Malaysia (CMSB) has issued a legal letter to Loob Holding for alleged misrepresentation and defamation.

Philippine government may ease foreign retail investors law

The Philippines government plans to lower the required minimum capital for foreign retail investors to $200,000.

Cartier parent fined for violating drug kingpin sanction

Cartier owner Richemont North America has been fined US$334,800 for shipping jewellery to a Hong Kong company blocked by the US Treasury.

Lucky Plaza store staff arrested after fake goods raid

Singapore police have arrested and charged four staff of a Lucky Plaza retail store after the discovery of fake designer goods on sale.  

Entrupy scanning device detects fakes

Entrupy, a device that instantly detects fake designer bags, has been launched in New York.

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