Three counterfeit networks that were peddling fake luxury goods, athletic gear, and automotive accessories have been brought down thanks in part to Amazon. According to the retail behemoth, brands like BMW, Hugo Boss, Lacoste, and Under Armour were infringed upon.
The local Public Security Bureaus (PSBs) in China received information about the three operations that resulted in the seizure of 240,000 counterfeit goods in the provinces of Guangdong and Jiangxi from Amazon’s Counterfeit Crimes Unit (CCU). The products won’t be available on Amazon or other online retailers because they have been seized.
Kebharu Smith, associate general counsel and head of the Amazon Counterfeit Crime Unit, commented on the situation as follows:
“Our efforts to find and eliminate fake organisations are bearing fruit. We appreciate that law enforcement followed up on our tips and diligently investigated these cases. These effects safeguard Amazon customers, halt the flow of illicit proceeds, and disrupt the counterfeit supply chain.
Authorities received information from Amazon’s CCU about manufacturing plants and warehouse locations. Due to this, these operations and their upstream suppliers were successfully identified. The PSBs have detained the operations’ top brass in order to conduct additional research. With this, Amazon has now contributed to the seizure of 3 million fake goods overall.