ICE'd - domain names selling counterfeit merchandise

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ICE'd - domain names selling counterfeit merchandise

Postby Red Dwarf » Mon Dec 09, 2013 2:21 pm

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December 2, 2013
ICE, international law enforcement agencies seize 706 domain names selling counterfeit merchandise
Seizures come as US consumers flock to the Web for Cyber Monday shopping deals

During the last few weeks, the IPR Center and its international partners received leads from trademark holders regarding the infringing websites. Those leads were disseminated to HSI offices in Denver, Dallas, El Paso, Houston and Salt Lake City as well as the Belgium Economic Inspection, Belgium Customs, Denmark Police, Hungarian Customs, French Gendarmerie, French Customs, Romanian Police, Spanish Guardia Civil, City of London Police, and Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department.

During this operation, federal law enforcement officers made undercover purchases of a host of products including professional sports jerseys and equipment, DVD sets and a variety of clothing, jewelry and luxury goods from online retailers who were suspected of selling counterfeit products.

Operation In Our Sites is a sustained law enforcement initiative that began more than three years ago to protect consumers by targeting the sale of counterfeit merchandise on the Internet. The 297 domain names seized under Project Cyber Monday IV bring the total number of In Our Sites domain names seized to 2,550 since the operation began in June 2010. In that time, the seizure banner has received more than 122 million individual views.
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Re: ICE'd - domain names selling counterfeit merchandise

Postby spamislame » Fri Dec 13, 2013 3:22 pm

Hehehe... :twisted:

I have it on some authority that an automated reporting process I put together has also borne some of this fruit, which is a good thing.

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