Los Angeles, CA – Simply stated, Walmart sells counterfeit products. Consumers can no longer expect honest services, authentic, and safe products when they shop Walmart.
One-third of online shoppers received an unexpected surprise last year – they unwillingly received a counterfeit product. An undercover investigation by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) of counterfeit consumer goods on Walmart (WMT), Amazon (AMZN), eBay (EBAY), Sears (SHLD) and Newegg validates that claim — about 50% of the items purchased by the GAO were counterfeit.
The Counterfeit Report, a consumer advocate and industry watchdog, found over 1,600 counterfeit items on Walmart’s website, purchased some, and then submitted infringement complaints authorized by the right holders to remove the counterfeit items. Some listings were removed, yet others advertising counterfeits and indisputable fakes still remain months later.