The United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that counterfeit airbags that can be installed in 0.1 percent of the entire vehicle fleet in the country, or about 250,000 cars on the road. Around tens of thousands of the counterfeit airbags are believed to have been installed in vehicles.
A legitimate iPhone 5 is sold in retail stores in Vietnam for $959 (20 Million Vietnamese Dong). A counterfeit version of the iPhone5 made in China is available for purchase in Vietnam for $28 (600,000 VND). A counterfeit version of the iPhone 4S is available for $43 (900,000 VND).
In a six month time period in 2012, police seized 2,600 packages of counterfeit drugs entering the city of Vancouver. In addition, one man was caught smuggling 6,000 counterfeit erectile dysfunction pills in British Colombia.
An Interpol operation in September / October 2012 involving 100 countries seized an estimated $10.5 Million worth of counterfeit drugs. About 18,000 websites that were selling fake drugs were shut down during the week long campaign, along with 3.7 million doses of counterfeit drugs.
According to a report by musicmetric, more people in the United States purchased music in the first half of 2012 than illegally downloading music using BitTorrent.
Custom Officials in Yemen state that the country losses up to 90 percent of customs revenue due to the counterfeiting of documents.
The Recording Industry Association of Japan reported that 4.36 billion files of music and video was illegally downloaded in the country in 2010. During that year, 440 million media files were purchased in Japan.
According to an investigation into counterfeit cosmetics by the Daily Mail, a counterfeit MAC eyeliner bought on Amazon was found to have contained 46 times the acceptable level of copper in the eyeliner. The high level of copper makes the eyeliner unacceptable for use on eyes.
United States based cap maker New Era reported losing $300 Million a year in sales to foreign companies selling counterfeit baseball caps. In 2011, the company seized 850,000 counterfeit versions of its baseball caps in 298 factories in Brazil, China and Vietnam.
According to company officials, only 30 to 40 percent of the counterfeit market in baseball caps are being seized.
In the US State of Florida, a human trafficking investigation by officials discovered over 80 massage therapists who obtained fake and fraudulent massage theory licensees.
The women were reported to have paid between $10,000 to $15,000 to obtain fake college certificates and transcripts.