23 Oct '12, 10pm

Chinese News Station Buys Counterfeit Gold Bars #bitcoin

*Australian* news station... and a crappy one at that. Clearly these are not sophisticated fakes designed to fool investors. They sound like trinkets - and no doubt weigh nowhere near what an ounce of gold would. I'm sure it upsets the Perth Mint from a branding perspective and would contravene some copyright laws in Australia which they will somehow try to get enforced via 'harmonization' agreements with China.. but this is a far cry from the serious tungsten-filled gold fraud, and a quality news station would have made the distinction clear. That said - they possibly have the potential to fool some *really* naive people - probably just the sort who like watching Channel 7 news

Full article: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=120123

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