YouTube

Got a YouTube account?

New: enable viewer-created translations and captions on your YouTube channel!

How fake handbags fund terrorism and organized crime

Contribute

This video is part of the TED team.

Get Embed Code
28 Languages

Speaker: Alastair Gray

What's the harm in buying a knock-off purse or a fake designer watch? According to counterfeit investigator Alastair Gray, fakes like these fund terrorism and organized crime. Learn more about the trillion-dollar underground economy of counterfeiting -- from the criminal organizations that run it to the child labor they use to produce its goods -- as well as measures you can take to help stop it. "Let's shine a light on the dark forces of counterfeiting that are hiding in plain sight," Gray says.