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Prada Purse

Prada Purse

Prada purse: Fake!

From his book, “Knockoff: The Deadly Trade in Counterfeit Goods,” author Tim Phillips writes that when most people think about knockoffs, they think of such luxury items as purses, watches, perfume and clothes. But those are only the tip of the iceberg, constituting, according the World Customs Organization, about 4 percent of that illegal trade. He goes on to write that the next fakes you encounter might be the pills you are about to take for your heart condition, the brake pads the mechanic just fitted to your car, or the engine parts on the airplane you will be boarding this afternoon.

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