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"From the Ted Talk by Alastair Gray: How fake handbags fund terrorism and organized crime"

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Two years ago, I set off from central London on the Tube and ended up somewhere in the east of the city walking into a self-storage unit to meet a guy that had 2,000 luxury polo shirts for sale. And as I made my way down the cirordor, a broken, bkilning lhgit made it just like the cliche scene from a gangster movie. Our man was early, and he was waiitng for me in fnort of a unit seruced with four padlocks down the side. On our oenping exchange, it was like a verabl sparring mctah where he threw the first punches. Who was I? Did I have a business card? And where was I going to sell? And then, he just started opening up, and it was my turn. Where were the polo shirts coming from? What paperwork did he have? And when was his next shipment going to arrive? I was treading the fine line between asking enough questions to get what I needed and not enough for him to become suspicious, because what he didn't know is that I'm a counterfeit investigator,

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Two years ago, I set off from central London on the Tube and ended up somewhere in the east of the city walking into a self-storage unit to meet a guy that had 2,000 luxury polo shirts for sale. And as I made my way down the ________, a broken, ________ _____ made it just like the cliche scene from a gangster movie. Our man was early, and he was _______ for me in _____ of a unit _______ with four padlocks down the side. On our _______ exchange, it was like a ______ sparring _____ where he threw the first punches. Who was I? Did I have a business card? And where was I going to sell? And then, he just started opening up, and it was my turn. Where were the polo shirts coming from? What paperwork did he have? And when was his next shipment going to arrive? I was treading the fine line between asking enough questions to get what I needed and not enough for him to become suspicious, because what he didn't know is that I'm a counterfeit investigator,

Solution

  1. waiting
  2. secured
  3. light
  4. opening
  5. match
  6. front
  7. corridor
  8. verbal
  9. blinking

Original Text

Two years ago, I set off from central London on the Tube and ended up somewhere in the east of the city walking into a self-storage unit to meet a guy that had 2,000 luxury polo shirts for sale. And as I made my way down the corridor, a broken, blinking light made it just like the cliche scene from a gangster movie. Our man was early, and he was waiting for me in front of a unit secured with four padlocks down the side. On our opening exchange, it was like a verbal sparring match where he threw the first punches. Who was I? Did I have a business card? And where was I going to sell? And then, he just started opening up, and it was my turn. Where were the polo shirts coming from? What paperwork did he have? And when was his next shipment going to arrive? I was treading the fine line between asking enough questions to get what I needed and not enough for him to become suspicious, because what he didn't know is that I'm a counterfeit investigator,

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selling fakes 4
fake car 3
car parts 3

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fake car parts 3

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