In the past fee years there has been a growing problem for Apple, “Counterfeits” as the iPhone and iPod have gained popularity among consumers, they are also becoming more popular among counterfeiters.
Now however LAPD has made a giant leap in the fight against fakes, Port police in Los Angeles busted a counterfeit iDevice operation with a warehouse full of fakes with an estimated market value of $10 million.
“This was a well-funded operation, and the counterfeits looked very authentic,” said Ron Boyd, chief of the approximately 200-member L.A. Port Police force, adding that a buyer might not have noticed anything awry until he or she got home and tried to hook up with iTunes.
During the course of the investigation, police found bank account receipts that indicate the operation had already generated more than $7 million in profits.