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Novel Approach to Detect Counterfeit Coins

Researchers at the Centre for Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence (CENPARMI), at Concordia University, Canada, have developed a novel framework that uses image-mining techniques and machine learning algorithms to identify flaws in counterfeit coins.

Fraud Detection - May 21, 2024 midnight

Behind the Scenes of Authenticating Autographs

Following the sale at auction of a 1983 Apple business card signed by Steve Jobs, for the colossal price of $181,183 (the highest ever paid for a business card), we thought it an opportune time to explore the science behind authenticating autographs and collectibles.

Fraud Detection - May 21, 2024 midnight

Fake Degrees and Authentication in Africa

According to estimates, 30 to 40% of all African qualifications are falsified and/or fake. The article explores recent regional developments, combating fraudulent degrees and certificates.

Fraud Detection - March 21, 2024 midnight

EU Loses €16 Billion Yearly to Fake Clothing, Cosmetics, Toys

A recent EU Intellectual Property Office study has found that sales of legitimate clothing and footwear, cosmetics and toys suffer annual losses of €12 billion, €3 billion and €1 billion, respectively. Across these sectors, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Austria incur the biggest losses, with nearly €8 billion in reduced sales of genuine goods.

Fraud Detection - February 15, 2024 midnight