Counterfeit crimes: Feds shut 150 websites for selling knockoffs

Counterfeit crimes: Feds shut 150 websites for selling knockoffs

WHAT: A Department of Justice task force celebrated the blockbuster Cyber Monday online shopping day by announcing the seizure of 150 websites accused of selling counterfeit goods.

HOW: Most of the seized websites were based in China, and some of the counterfeit goods they allegedly sold included Puma sports sneakers, NFL pro football team jerseys and Ugg boots.

WHY IT’S OUTRAGEOUS:
Sales of pirated goods are huge. Since 2010, the federal task force has closed down some 350 domains. But Internet shoppers still tried to visit more than 77 million times.

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