Police Stumble Upon A Counterfeit Laundry Detergent Scheme, Of All Things

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Business raids by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department have made a shocking discovery. They have confiscated more than 400 buckets of counterfeit laundry detergent in multiple locations across the Los Angeles area.

The fake detergent is available for sale at swap meets, fundraisers and online. The dealers buy the phony detergent for a really cheap price of $5 and then sell it for up to five times as much.

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Authorities estimate the counterfeiting scheme rakes in nearly $500 billion a year. A branch of the authorities, Procter & Gamble, has helped to identify close to 50 factories that are sending out counterfeit goods. Tide, Downy and Gain detergents companies want these products off the streets. They urge the U.S. Senate to pass relevant legislation.

Article: ABC News