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Technology Amazon may get law enforcement involved in more counterfeit cases

11:13  14 january  2020
11:13  14 january  2020 Source:   engadget.com

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(Reuters) - Amazon .com Inc is planning to give more data on counterfeit goods to law enforcement in a further crackdown on fakes listed The hope has been that Amazon 's coveted data will help law enforcement make connections about criminals. According to the source, Amazon will

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Amazon has been waging a war against counterfeits for years. The company has tried everything from charging high fees in order to sell big names to letting brands issue takedowns. Now, Amazon is planning to give more data on counterfeits to law enforcement, in hopes that will lead to more crackdowns, a source familiar with the program told Reuters.

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In the past, Amazon has disclosed merchant info to European and US authorities when it thought it had enough dirt to pursue the culprit. Now, it will report merchants every time it confirms a counterfeit is sold, Reuters' source says. Amazon will share the merchant's name, company name, product and contact info, though it will first close the seller's account and allow the seller to attempt an appeal.

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(Reuters) - Amazon .com Inc is planning to give more data on counterfeit goods to law enforcement in a further crackdown on fakes listed on its e-commerce sites, a person familiar with the program told Reuters. The move comes as Amazon faces public scrutiny over how it polices counterfeits and

Amazon Anti- Counterfeiting Policy. Amazon strives to ensure a trustworthy shopping experience for our customers. As a result of our detection and enforcement activities, Amazon may : Remove suspect listings. How can we improve this help page? Note: This form doesn’t create a support case .

It's unclear why Amazon is changing its approach now. Late last year, Nike announced that it will no longer sell its shoes and apparel on the platform. Some speculated that Amazon's counterfeit problem may have played a part. By taking a harsher stance against fakes, Amazon might be attempting to reassure sellers that counterfeiters won't just get a slap on the wrist.

Engadget has reached out to Amazon for confirmation and comment.

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