So You Think That You Got a Great Deal...
The following article offers a caution when purchasing those inticement deals that appear too good to be true. Always check out who you are purchasing from prior to proceeding with the commit button. Unfortunately, discounted products may look genuine as fraudulent companies manufacture stolen ideas that are forgeries. Who suffers besides the consumer ordering? We all do as a Nation as our intellectual property is targeted by those adversaries, who feel no compunction in violating intellectual property rights. Remember, durable goods are not the only items targeted, ineffective medicines can be also marketed as the genuine articles.
More Websites Seized in Cyber Monday Battle against Counterfeit Goods
(By Mark Rockwell on 11/27/2012 from Government Security News)
A Buffalo NY-area man was arrested and more Websites seized as ICE’s “Cyber Monday” crackdown on electronic sales of counterfeit merchandise continued on Nov. 26.
Federal authorities arrested Gary Hammer, 47, of Cheektowaga, NY on Nov. 26, charging him with trafficking in counterfeit Microsoft software. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $2 million fine, said Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (ICE HSI).
Additionally, federal agents seized 15 Websites allegedly selling counterfeit sporting merchandise the same day. The Websites were seized as part of a global enforcement operation that targeted more than 130 websites operating worldwide. (Read More...)