Forgery
Forgery is the process of making, adapting, or imitating objects, statistics, or documents with the intent to deceive or earn profit by selling the forged item. Copies, studio replicas, and reproducti...
The Art Forger - SRF
In this show from SRF in Switzerland, well-known art forger Wolfgang Beltracchi paints portraits of celebrities in the style of various famous painters (including Lukas Cranach the elder; Sandro Botti...
Confessions: Master Counterfeiter Prints a Fortune and Walks Away
A recent ABC News Brian Ross Investigates episode takes a deep look into the world of counterfeit cash. The Royal Sovereign RCD-2000 is used to highlight the...
Fantastic Fakes: Busting a $70 Million Counterfeiting Ring
The downfall of a legendary team of forgers, whose bogus bills were so good they’re still in circulation.
7 Historical Hoaxes
Throughout history, sometimes discoveries that at first seemed significant later turned out to be hoaxes. From Drake’s Plate of Brass, a practical joke that got out of hand and wound up in school text...
MAJESTIC 12 (MJ-12)
Majestic 12 (or MJ-12) was the code name of a secret committee of scientists, military leaders, and government officials, formed in 1947 by an executive order by U.S. President Harry S. Truman. The pu...
Spanish brothers scammed when attempted Goya art con backfires
Incredibly they took 1.7 million Swiss francs in photocopied bills
The Darknet Counterfeit Gift Guide: Chanel, Rolex And Louis Vuitton
We scoured the sketchiest corners of the Internet for the hottest fake luxury gifts of the holiday season—and saved you $104,375. Your mom will never know
The World's Greatest Counterfeiter: Frank Bourassa
With a little hard work, Frank Bourassa figured he'd make a fortune (literally). Which is how he became the most prolific counterfeiter in U.S. history—a guy with $200 million in fake bills. How he g...
The Stories Behind Some Of The World's Best Forgers
Now, we already covered stories about bad choices people make when it comes to spending their money, when we discussed some of the largest bills ever recor
Top 12 Wine Fakes
Maureen Downey selects her favorites from amongst the many counterfeit wines she has encountered.
Wine Fraud: In Defense of Auction Houses
An examination of fraud in the fine-wine industry.
The Other Side of an $80 Million Art Fraud: A Master Forger Speaks
In his first interview for the Western media, Pei-Shen Qian insists on his innocence in the Knoedler gallery forgery scandal
Han van Meegeren - Van Meegeren's Fake Vermeers
More video's about art to be seen at: http://arttube.boijmans.nl In 1937, Dirk Hannema, the director of Boymans Museum, the later Museum Boijmans van Beuning...
Han van Meegeren - ‘Fake’ Dutch Golden Age painting, The Procuress, proven to be ‘genuine’ - Telegraph
A Dutch Golden Age painting, The Procuress, which was once deemed to be an amazing fake by forgery artist Hans van Meegeren has proven to be a genuine, it has been reported.
Forgery
By the time he was caught in 1997, John Drewe had pulled off the biggest art fraud in U.K. history. Drewe met a struggling art teacher with a flare for repro...
Archaeological forgery
Archaeological forgery is the manufacture of supposedly ancient items that are sold to the antiquities market and may even end up in the collections of museums. It is related to art forgery.A string o...
Art forgery
Art forgery is the creating and selling of works of art which are falsely credited to other, usually more famous, artists. Art forgery can be extremely lucrative, but modern dating and analysis techni...
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Counterfeit watch
A counterfeit watch is an illegal copy of an authentic watch. According to estimates by the Swiss Customs Service, there are some 30 to 40 million counterfeit watches put into circulation each year. F...
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Document forgery
A false document is a technique employed to create verisimilitude in a work of fiction. By inventing and inserting documents that appear to be factual, an author tries to create a sense of authenticit...
Identity document forgery
Identity document forgery is the process by which identity documents issued by governing bodies are copied and/or modified by persons not authorized to create such documents or engage in such modifica...
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Counterfeit money
Counterfeit money is imitation currency produced without the legal sanction of the state or government. Producing or using counterfeit money is a form of fraud or forgery. Counterfeiting is almost as...
Political forgery
Black propaganda is false information and material that purports to be from a source on one side of a conflict, but is actually from the opposing side. It is typically used to vilify, embarrass or mis...
Scientific misconduct
Scientific misconduct is the violation of the standard codes of scholarly conduct and ethical behavior in professional scientific research. A Lancet review on Handling of Scientific Misconduct in Sca...
Wine fraud
Wine fraud is a form of fraud in which wines are adulterated, usually with the addition of cheaper products such as juices and sometimes with the addition of harmful chemicals and sweeteners to compen...
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Counterfeit consumer goods
Counterfeit consumer goods (knock-offs in colloquial language) are by legal definition goods infringing the rights of a trade mark holder by displaying a trade mark which is either identical to a prot...
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