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The CNE: Where else can you get food poisoning AND a counterfeit Rolex!

alexd

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CNE raid collects $1M worth of counterfeit goods

An estimated $1 million worth of counterfeit goods was seized from the CNE grounds by Toronto police on Friday.

Three booths at the Canadian National Exhibition’s Direct Energy Centre were raided by about 15 officers from the financial crimes unit, charging two owners and seeking a third.

Fakes of Luxury brands like Tory Burch, Michael Kors, Gucci, Prada and Rolex were found for sale at the vendors. Ray Ban, ERA baseball caps and other brands were found as well.

If CNE visitors suspect they've purchased a counterfeit item, there's a chance to get a refund if a credit card was used. Lipkus says to call the anti-fraud centre, which then liaises with the credit card company to arrange a refund.

On top of that, if the investigation confirms that a vendor was selling fake goods, its electronic billing privileges are revoked.

This is the second post-cronut burger controversy to hit the fair. Earlier this week, two more food vendors, Bourbon St Grill and Bao Shanghai, were shut down by food inspectors for health violations.

The cronut burger, a much-lauded hamburger with a croissant-donut bun, caused more than 230 reports of food illness with bacteria in its maple bacon jam topping.

The CNE closes on Monday.


CNE raid collects $1M worth of counterfeit goods - Toronto - CBC News
 

derek

TRIBE Member
'If CNE visitors suspect they've purchased a counterfeit item, there's a chance to get a refund if a credit card was used'

should read

'If CNE visitors don't realize they've purchased a counterfeit item, there's a chance they're a moron and we'll just count their purchase as a tax on stupid.'
 
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Blue Meanies

TRIBE Member
Counterfeit products are often made exactly like the real thing from the same factory with the same materials.
This.

Living in Taiwan as made me aware of this fact and a fact I'll surely miss when I move back to Canada :(

You want $30usd Nike Elite NFL jerseys... holla. ;)
 
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Bumbaclat

TRIBE Member
I can see why people are up in arms over proposed development on the lands reserved for the CNE. It must be saved.
 
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