CIB Busts Counterfeit Jewelry Vendors|刑事局破獲珠寶染色誆騙 逾5千人受害

Officials from the Criminal Investigation Bureau have cracked down a vendor that sells expensive counterfeit jewelry through TV shopping channel.
 
 
The rubies and sapphires all look very shiny but the colors look unnatural. These are in fact counterfeit jewelry seized by officials of the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB). The CIB recently found vendors who advertise so-called high-end products on TV shopping channels to sell subpar jewelry that has been artificially colored.

Those in the shopping channel has not been thorough in verifying the validity of the products that they advertise, nor have they exercise any quality control. They only signed a contract with the jewelry vendors, who have provided their own proof of appraisal. The vendors are therefore allowed to advertise and sell their products.

Some have purchased jewelry worth tens of thousands of New Taiwan Dollars from this channel. After they found the jewelry to be counterfeit, they reported the case to local prosecutors. The police said that the jewelry is very cheap, but these products are sold at anywhere between NT$10,000 and NT$60,000. The jewelry vendors have also worked with the channel to provide discounts to gain the consumers' trust. The vendors have also provided documents of appraisal, which were forged as well.

The vendors have their own family members set up an institution that's in charge of jewelry appraisal. In a way, they're both the players and the referees in the game. They produce their own counterfeit jewelry and forge the appraisal documents. Some jewelry vendors have also set up their own shops with sketchy appraisers.

Some jewelry vendors have explored loophole in Taiwan's legal system, as well as the lack of third party appraiser and the non-skeptical nature of most consumers to explore the market. They were found to have sold counterfeit jewelry with forged appraisal documents to at least 5,000 consumers, netting more than NT$130 million in illegal gain.


一顆顆紅寶石和藍寶石看起來閃亮亮,還有標榜稀少限量的藍寶石項鍊,不過怎麼看色澤就是不太自然,這些都是刑事局幹員查扣,在購物頻道販賣的高價珠寶.雖然標榜都是翡翠或是高檔玉石,不過實際上都是染色的,或是次級品混充高檔品。

刑事局中部打擊中心偵六大隊第五隊隊長 賴英門表示:「這個電視購物台,在審核相關廠商的這些珠寶商品,並沒有很真實,或落實去做品管把關,僅憑片面訂定的契約,由珠寶商自己提供珠寶鑑定書,以及產品後,上架來販賣。」

有民眾在購物頻道買了數萬塊珠寶,送交鑑定之後發現是次級品提出檢舉,警方表示,這些混充高價珠寶的成本低廉,但是卻以每件單價一萬到六萬不等的價格,在購物頻道出售,由珠寶商和購物頻道配合,以打折促銷或購物節的方式,博取消費者信任,也都會附上鑑定書,但也是和配合的鑑定商偽造的.

刑事局中部打擊中心偵查第六大隊第五隊隊長 賴英門表示:「就由自己的家人,另外開設成立鑑定中心,直接球員兼裁判的方式,珠寶自己做,鑑定書也自己開立,另外也有珠寶商結合不肖鑑定中心(私自開立)。」

看準國內的鑑定管道不夠透明,也沒有第三方公正鑑定機制,消費者買了也大多不會送驗,不肖珠寶商和鑑定商就配合開立鑑定書,一條龍假造欺騙費者.初估有五千人受害,不法所得超過一億三千萬。
 

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