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Who Will Cleanup eBay’s Sleazy Counterfeit Marketplace?

Who Will Cleanup eBay’s Sleazy Counterfeit Marketplace?

Los Angeles, CA – eBay is under fire for some shady practices - enabling and facilitating the sale of an inexhaustible supply of counterfeit goods, while hiding behind illusory counterfeit policies1 and ineffective website policing. A U.S. Government Accountability...

Is Your Walmart Purchase A Counterfeit?

Is Your Walmart Purchase A Counterfeit?

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...

Is Your Amazon Purchase A Counterfeit?

Is Your Amazon Purchase A Counterfeit?

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 Amazon, eBay, Sears, Walmart,...

Woman fined for selling make-up with lead in it

Woman fined for selling make-up with lead in it

Magistrates were told that all makeup has to undergo stringent safety tests and each product must have a technical file to ensure that it complies with current safety legislation. Makeup is not permitted to contain any lead. Counterfeit makeup of this nature will not...

Your safety matters to us: Counterfeiting

Your safety matters to us: Counterfeiting

Product counterfeiting is an Intellectual Property (IP) crime. It is defined as a deliberate attempt to deceive consumers by copying and marketing goods bearing well-known trade marks, together with packaging and product appearance. Product counterfeits look like...

Christmas crackdown on ‘100 traders selling fake goods’

Christmas crackdown on ‘100 traders selling fake goods’

A number of campaigns have warned the public about buying "bargain" gifts. Mr Mogg, who chairs the National Markets Group and is based in Caerphilly, said Wales was "at the forefront" of Operation Jasper last year. The initiative tackles the sale of counterfeit...

How counterfeit makeup could be a health hazard

How counterfeit makeup could be a health hazard

CBS This Morning U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized a record number of counterfeit goods last year, worth nearly $1.4 billion. One of their top priorities is spotting fake toiletries that can he hazardous to your health. Jamie Yuccas went undercover to see how...