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Four indicted for counterfeit, eBay scam

Four people were indicted in Denver this week for computer crime, filing false tax returns and trademark counterfeiting, said Colorado Attorney General John Suthers. The four are accused of selling counterfeit cycling jerseys and bicycle components on the Internet. Counterfeit items seized from apartments have an estimated suggested retail value of $285,306, according to a… Continue Reading Four indicted for counterfeit, eBay scam

Feds seize 150 websites in counterfeit crackdown

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Federal authorities have seized the domain names of 150 websites accused of selling counterfeit or pirated merchandise. The seizures were announced on “Cyber Monday,” the day that for many shoppers kicks off the online holiday shopping season. Officials from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, along with the FBI, led the investigation. ICE officials said the websites,… Continue Reading Feds seize 150 websites in counterfeit crackdown

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On the streets of Tangier, the hawkers never give up. Young men with jewelry and watches pursue tourists, offering fake luxury goods. A “Rolex” starts at 100 euros, and, as harassed visitors ignore the vendors, the prices drop … and drop … until finally a fake Rolex Submariner can be had for $20. But is… Continue Reading Counterfeit retail items not atop law enforcement’s list of priorities

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New York’s Canal Street neighborhood has long had a reputation as the place to go for designer knockoffs. However, during February of last year, New York City police officers cracked down on what they called “the Counterfeit Triangle,” and confiscated more than $1 million in fake goods. In a news release, Mayor Michael Bloomberg called… Continue Reading Limited crackdowns on counterfeits yield limited results

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Internet rife with ‘replicas’

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On the Web, scores of sellers of “replica” watches advertise their wares. One such merchant, Globalreplica.com claims that its fakes are the best on the market – and includes a dozen testimonials from satisfied clients. “Globalreplica has been selling Swiss Rolex replica, fake Rolex and replica Rolex watches for almost a decade … Global Rolex… Continue Reading Internet rife with ‘replicas’

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