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Inflation, Surplus Relief Funds and Unsavory Actors Rising?

With the swift acceleration of online counterfeiting, it's worth it for consumers to heed the age-old adage: Buyer Beware, podcasters on June's Michigan State University State of the State Podcast are cautioning.

IPPSR Director Matt Grossmann along with Associate IPPSR Director Arnold Weinfeld and Charles Ballard, past director of IPPSR's State of the State Survey, covered inflation, post-COVID-19 relief stretching across the country and politics of the administration of President Joe Biden..

They were joined by Kari Kammel,assistant director of education and outreach, at MSU's Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection. She traced counterfeit goods sold person-to-person in stalls and stores to the sales of deceptive services, pharamaceuticals and fake COVID-19 vaccines sold by "ghost" vendors virtually untraceable on the internet's darkest online corners. 

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