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Explainer - N95? KF94? Which mask is best at protecting against COVID-19

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said Americans should wear the most protective mask they can, but stopped short of recommending an N95 or similar face covering. Here a...

US seizes more than 11 million fake Chinese N95 masks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. federal agents have seized more than 11 million counterfeit 3M N95 masks in recent weeks as part of a fraud investigation related to the coronavirus pandemic. The ...

US govt seizes over 10M phony N95 masks in COVID-19 probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agents have seized more than 10 million fake 3M brand N95 masks in recent weeks, the result of an ongoing investigation into counterfeits sold in at least five states to hosp...

Company sells 4 million fake 'Made in Taiwan' masks from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid its campaign to crack down on the counterfeit masks pouring in from China, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has caught a Taiwanese company selling 4 million fa...

Importer of fake 'Made-in-Taiwan' masks apologizes for lying to customers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The owner of Taiwanese mask supplier Carry Mask, Lin Ming-chin (林明進), on Monday (Sept. 7) apologized to the public for importing over 3.3 million masks from China and misl...

Over 700,000 fake ‘Made in Taiwan' masks seized in three weeks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Approximately 726,000 Chinese masks labeled as made in Taiwan were seized by Taiwan's customs in the last three weeks, including the largest single-day seizure of 208,...

Tips to tell real from fake Made-in-Taiwan masks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With mask fraud rife in Taiwan amid robust demand, methods have emerged to determine whether a mask offers protection against COVID-19. Certified medical masks will be ...

Taiwan launches mass crackdown on fraudulent masks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese authorities have begun a massive crackdown on the rampant import and sales of masks without certification or with mislabeled origins. The operation is in resp...

Over 7,000 Chinese fake masks seized by Taiwan customs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 7,000 Chinese masks labeled as made in Taiwan were seized by Taiwan’s customs authorities on Monday (Aug. 10), the latest in a string of frauds abusing Tai...

Chinese masks labeled as Taiwanese found on e-commerce platform

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Masks from China labeled as having been made in Taiwan have emerged on e-commerce platform Shopee, another example of how the island country’s reputation for mask ma...