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Why the counterfeit business is booming

The quantity and quality of counterfeit sneakers has never been greater. As online sales boom, many buyers are deliberately choosing the steal over the real.

00:00 - The counterfeit epidemic
00:57 - How does eBay authenticate goods?
03:34 - What is driving the counterfeit boom?
05:24 - How is the sneaker resale market affecting counterfeits?
07:11 - What is the role of influencers?
08:56 - China: the world's counterfeit capital
10:45 - Is sneaker counterfeiting a victimless crime?
11:59 - Can counterfeit production be stopped?

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