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Mar 31 2015   2:15PM GMT

Fake chocolate more lucrative than cybercrime?

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald

Tags:
chocolate
Cybercrime
Easter

A press release came through to the Downtime inbox in the lead-up to Easter warning consumers to be aware of fake branded chocolate bars being sold, presumably over the internet or otherwise.

An online brand specialist offered to provide details of how to tell when purchasing from a fake provider of confectionary, and claimed over 80,000 fake goodies were seized last year.

During our surprise that these shifty con artists actually delivered on the chocolate front, whether fake or not, we began to wonder – where did the cybercrime go?

Perhaps this marks the end of an era of internet threats, as it is apparently more lucrative to make and sell fake goods than to set up a fake website claiming the card details of unsuspecting chocolate fans. 

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