Amazon has a counterfeiting problem. It is wide enough that there is a good chance that you purchased a fake item from the company if you purchased SD cards, lightning cables or even cheap mini PCs. Amazon before promised to rid its stores of counterfeits, and now it goes even further with a new counterfeit crime unit.
Amazon promises to go “on the offensive” with its new counterfeit crimes unit, which is made up of former federal prosecutors, experienced investigators and data analysts. The company says the global team should allow it to pursue civil litigation, help other brands investigate and find and remove counterfeit goods, and work with law enforcement officials.
As Dharmesh Mehta, Vice President, Customer Trust and Partner Support says:
Each counterfeiter is informed that he will be held responsible as far as possible under the law, regardless of where he attempts to sell his counterfeits or where he is located. We are working hard to disrupt and dismantle these criminal networks, and we applaud the police who are already participating in this fight. We urge governments to give these authorities the investigative tools, funding and resources they need to bring counterfeiters to justice because law enforcement – through prosecution and other enforcement measures. disruption such as freezing assets – is one of the most effective ways to stop them.
Amazon has already spent $ 500 million in 2019 to find, remove counterfeit products, and block accounts that sold counterfeit products. But taking a more proactive approach should go a long way to cleaning up the market.