Feds shut 82 sites selling counterfeit goods
November 29th, 2010
01:30 PM ET

Feds shut 82 sites selling counterfeit goods

Federal agents highlighted Cyber Monday, a peak day for online shopping, by seizing 82 websites selling Chinese-made counterfeit products in a crackdown designed to severely sting criminals in the pocketbook.

The knock-off goods carrying leading U.S. and other Western brands sold for a mere fraction of the cost of authentic fashions, handbags, watches, sunglasses, shoes, scarves and other consumer goods.

"We have disrupted the sale of thousands of counterfeit items while also cutting off funds to those willing to exploit the ingenuity of others for their own personal gain," said Attorney General Eric Holder.

Holder and other top federal authorities said most of the commercial websites engaged in the illegal sales were operated by Chinese firms, and the counterfeit goods were virtually all made in China.

No arrests were associated with the takedown of the websites.


soundoff (22 Responses)
  1. purtbrwowniz

    Yeah... like obamas running around starting fake websites... its all his and those bad politicians fault...huff and puff. our wanting to keep up with the joneses keeps us easy targets. its sad that people take advanage of us like that.

    November 30, 2010 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
  2. tomcat

    there are no shortages of dollar stores where i live. start making the crap in the US and we can start raking in the bucks.

    November 30, 2010 at 1:14 am | Report abuse |
  3. tomcat

    and we have a vast pool of qualified appliants that could man the complex machinery to put out such high caliber goods

    November 30, 2010 at 1:18 am | Report abuse |
  4. Nardino

    I just ate a whole bag of beef jerky!

    November 30, 2010 at 1:35 am | Report abuse |
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    November 30, 2010 at 1:37 am | Report abuse |
  6. why

    Design goods are made in china.duh,people thought it was made in usa or italy.u pay for name.i like the fake it made in china too

    November 30, 2010 at 7:32 am | Report abuse |
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