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Instagram and Whatsapp's new checkout feature to rival WeChat pay?

Posted by Brogan Woodburn on Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019



WeChat is a monolith in China - a holy grail of network apps, and Instagram and Whatsapp are under its spell. Both are making moves to support in-app shopping and payment capabilities - so what does this mean for brand protection?

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Beware of fake makeup on Mother's Day

Posted by Ryan Williams on Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019

Mother’s Day has become a huge cultural and commercial event in The United States in recent years, and this is especially true for beauty brands. But counterfeiters have taken notice and have jumped on the trend.

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How to report a seller on Facebook

Posted by Ryan Williams on Friday, Feb 15, 2019

This article will walk you through the process of finding and reporting infringement using Facebook's various reporting options.

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Facebook Marketplace scams: an overview

Posted by Brogan Woodburn on Friday, Feb 8, 2019

In this article Red Points takes a look at the scams that litter Facebook Marketplace, putting both consumers and brands at risk. 

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Counterfeit makeup finds its home on Facebook

Posted by Ryan Williams on Thursday, Jan 24, 2019

This article takes a look at the world of counterfeit beauty products, and reviews research undertaken by Red Points.

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Guide to brand protection on social media

Posted by Ryan Williams on Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018

Counterfeiters’ presence on social media is difficult to deny, and their presence seems to be growing. That said, there is light at the end of the tunnel.

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The growth of fake products on social media

Posted by Ryan Williams on Friday, Nov 2, 2018

The recent explosion of counterfeit products on social media platforms is nothing short of staggering. Sellers of fake goods have flocked to sites like Facebook and Instagram to peddle their products in huge numbers.

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Customer education key to stopping fake makeup

Posted by Ryan Williams on Thursday, Nov 1, 2018

Research from Red Points highlights hazardous shopping behaviour from cosmetics consumers, who are falling for counterfeiter’s tricks more commonly than ever.

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4 Online marketplaces for a 2019 brand protection strategy

Posted by Ryan Williams on Friday, Oct 5, 2018

Red Points outlines 4 marketplaces to be included in current and future brand protection strategies.

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Fake football shirts: alarming improvements in distribution and design

Posted by Red Points on Friday, Jul 6, 2018

The popularity in fake football shirts are nothing new, however the quality and increasingly intelligent strategy implemented to market them is improving at an alarming rate. New Red Points research has drawn damning conclusions on the pervasiveness and quality of counterfeit products currently entering the counterfeit football jersey market.

 

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