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Thursday 23 October 2014

Fraud

Illegal booze seized by UK customs

UK customs officials have seized 137,000 litres of alcohol following a European-wide crackdown on alcohol smuggling.

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 No Comments »

South Africa introducing wine holograms

South African winemakers have taken new steps to help prevent wine fraud.

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 No Comments »

Fake wine ‘arms race’ underway

An “arms race” between authorities and wine counterfeiters is underway, according to an expert witness from the trial of conman Rudy Kurniawan.

Monday, August 18th, 2014 No Comments »

Fake big-brand wine on the rise

As many as one in five bottles of wine stocked in independent shops in England could be fakes, sold to stores by organised criminals.

Monday, July 14th, 2014 1 Comment »

Scammers target Armand de Brignac

Rapper Jay-Z’s favourite Champagne, Armand de Brignac, is being frequently targeted by credit card fraudsters in the US due to its desirability.

Friday, July 11th, 2014 1 Comment »

Tearful wine investor Koch admits he was a ‘sucker’

US billionaire Bill Koch has appeared on television to admit he was a ‘sucker for fake wines’ after spending $5 million on counterfeit bottles.

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 3 Comments »

Swiss producer arrested on spying charge

One of Switzerland’s leading wine producers, Dominique Giroud, has been arrested on charges of hacking the computers of several journalists.

Friday, June 13th, 2014 1 Comment »

Opera star Bocelli victim of wine scam

Italian opera supremo Andrea Bocelli has been scammed by fraudsters who produced thousands of fake bottles of his branded wine, selling them for up to 10 times the cost.

Friday, May 30th, 2014 No Comments »

Kurniawan sentence delayed again

The sentencing of convicted wine fraudster Rudy Kurniawan has been postponed for a second time.

Thursday, May 29th, 2014 No Comments »

Kurniawan pleads for sympathy

Wine fraudster Rudy Kurniawan embarked on a multi-million dollar fake wine scheme to keep up with “elite collectors” and wanted to impress famous friends like Jackie Chan, it has been claimed.

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 3 Comments »

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