Every year, more than 11 million
containers arrive into the U.S. by sea. Another 13 million
come from road or rail. And another quarter billion
packages enter the U.S. by air travel. It turns out a growing number
of these shipments contain counterfeit or fake goods. Seizures of
counterfeit products at U.S. borders have increased 10-fold over
the past two decades. The total value of seized goods,
if they’d been real, reached nearly $1.4 billion dollars in 2018. Most are coming from mainland
China or Hong Kong. The Chinese counterfeiters pop
up so fast. The moment you take them
down, another one pops up. The rise of e-commerce has
fueled counterfeiting around the world. Amazon said it blocked more than
3 billion suspected fake listings from its marketplace in 2018. International e-commerce sellers must step
up and do more. The economic cost of
counterfeiting is mounting. The OECD says fake goods account for
more than 3 percent of all global trade. While some estimate the
sale of illicit products could result in more than 5.4 million net job losses
worldwide by 2022. U.S. businesses are going out
of business because of counterfeit goods. We visited one of the
busiest entry points in the U.S. to get a glimpse at the influx of
fake products and to find out what authorities are doing
to stop counterfeiting. Counterfeit goods are unauthorized copies
of products protected under intellectual property regulations. Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors, Gucci and
you see this has some writing on this in another language. Sellers try to trick consumers into
buying imitation goods by using logos, symbols and features
that identify certain brands. You’ve probably seen counterfeit products
before, like knockoff Louis Vuitton purses or
fake Rolex watches. Some are made using lower quality
materials so they’re less expensive to produce. Counterfeiters make money
by luring consumers to these well-known brands, trying to convince them
they’re getting a deal on the real thing. Selling counterfeit goods
is against the law in the U.S. Most Americans, I think, have
the misguided impression that if I buy a Rolex watch and I know it’s
a fake because I bought it for 20 bucks on the street, not for two
thousand bucks in the store, who gets hurt by that? The reverse
question is the more important one. Who’s benefiting from that? Overwhelmingly, it’s organized transnational
crime that is running counterfeiting networks. Counterfeits come in
all shapes and sizes. According to U.S. Customs
and Border Protection. The most popular counterfeit items
are apparel and accessories, watches and jewelry, footwear
and consumer electronics. We got the Nike sneakers. One of the first things you look
at is you can barely bend this. I’m actually having to use a lot of
strength just to get a little bit of bend out of this. Counterfeiters take advantage of Nike’s
name, brand recognition and multi-million dollar marketing campaigns to
sell fake versions of the signature sneakers. Do you see a
lot of counterfeit Nikes? Yes. We see a lot of
a lot of counterfeit Nikes. Consumer products and pharmaceuticals also make
up a big share of counterfeit goods. These are especially dangerous because
they pose health and safety risks. In 2018, Europol intercepted
13 million doses of counterfeit drugs ranging from opioids to heart
medications worth more than $180 million . The agency said it’s seen
a rise in counterfeit medicine in recent years. They’re not held to
the same standard, they can go under the radar, they don’t have
to worry about the FDA. Not only is it not going to
probably treat the ailment that you have, but it’s potentially going to give
you ther ailments because you just don’t know what’s in that product. With more consumers shopping online,
it’s becoming easier for fakes to beat out legitimate
products on marketplaces. E-commerce platforms like eBay, Amazon and
Alibaba have ushered in a golden age for counterfeiters. One of the great opportunities of
the digital economy is that someone in a small town in Delaware can
come up with a really neat product, and they can sell
it globally relatively seamlessly. But if it really catches on
and someone else can simply counterfeit or copy it, then your
competitive advantage is dramatically reduced. A.J. Khubani is the CEO of
Tel ebrands, a New Jersey-based company that pioneered the concept of
As Seen on TV. Billy Mays here for
the Jupiter Jack. Telebrands says it has sold billions
of dollars worth of products like the Pe diVac or
Lint Lizard through TV infomercials. The counterfeits pop up on Amazon within
30 to 60 days of us launching a TV commercial. So now when consumers go to
Amazon and search for our particular product, more people buy the counterfeit
because it’s a cheaper price than buy our original product. This is the original product. And this is the counterfeit. Side by side, you can
absolutely tell the difference. The counterfeits on Amazon have had
a devastating impact on our business. Khubani said he was so
frustrated he took his concerns all the way to President Donald Trump. I met with Trump in Bedminster,
New Jersey, at his golf club. We just pulled it shows up to
the table and started talking to him. And once he said counterfeits on Amazon,
that’s all we had to say. We had his attention. Khubani
said counterfeits on Amazon are threatening the business models of
companies like Tel ebrands. The firm invests in finding
developing and advertising new products. It expects to recover those investments
once the products are sold. That’s not happening thanks
to the fakes. Think about it. If we spend,
put all these resources time, energy, money, the design, make sure the consumer
wants to buy it, come up with a marketing campaign to launch
the product and do all that effort and find within 30 days the
product dies a very fast death because the counterfeits is not much
incentive to be innovative and continue to come up
with new products. Te lebrands is one of many U.S. firms struggling to fend
off counterfeiters online. In January 2020. The Department of Homeland Security issued
a report saying the rise of e-commerce has intensified the
problem of counterfeit trafficking and puts U.S. companies
and entrepreneurs at risk. That puts them out of business. That’s that’s the cost. Bob Barchiesi testified in a
House Judiciary Committee hearing in 2019 about how e-commerce
presents new opportunities for counterfeiters. At the click of a mouse,
y ou could get product and you get it directly
shipped to your house. Booming e-commerce sales have led to
a surge in shipments of small packages. There were 161 million express
mail shipments in 2018 and 475 million packages shipped
through international mail. The International Chamber of
Commerce found counterfeiters use smaller shipments to try to
lower their risk of detection. Meanwhile, U.S. Customs and Border
Protection officials are being inundated by a growing number of
small shipments arriving into the country every day. A rule that allows packages valued
at under $800 to enter tax-free has exacerbated the problem. When we’re talking about early 2000s,
you’re looking at about between 3,000 and 5,000 seizures. Now, you fast forward to today. We’re almost pushing 40,000
seizures a year. Not only does it increase the
workload and that really gets the officers in the trenches and they really
have to spend a lot of time and finding that, but it’s
a multi-billion dollar industry. We’re just scraping the
tip of the iceberg. The U.S. imports more goods from China
than any other country in the world. At this warehouse in New
Jersey, about 90 percent of the products arrive from China. And it’s the job of U.S.
Customs and Border Protection officials to decide which ones are real
and which ones are fake. Boulder, Colorado-based Ni te Ize
is another company that has suffered from counterfeiting. And it’s fighting back. It said it removed 75,000
counterfeit listings from online marketplaces in 2019. I would say 99 percent of the
counterfeit products that we see are coming directly from China. The supply chain, the components, the
raw materials, all of the things that you need in order
to make counterfeits, you have those set up in China. In 2018, U.S. customs agents seized a shipment
of 300 counterfeit Nite Ize accessories like these that had been
sold through Amazon by sellers with names like “Snakey,” “Max Max
Max,” and “Very Lee Good.” We filed a lawsuit to try
to track down those counterfeiters. When Amazon heard about the breadth of
the issue, they took over the case. Amazon has subpoenaed other tech
and financial firms to try to get more information about
the fakers’ identities. But tracking down counterfeiters is
easier said than done. The sellers are really good at
hiding their identity, and so they they put up fake stores with
fake names and fake addresses. And so you’re really left
to find some breadcrumbs. The immense cost of counterfeiting cases
on top of brand damage and loss sales are too high for
some businesses to take on. But there’s nobody we can go
after for counterfeiting our products. Typically, if a company is located
the United States and they counterfeit our product, we
have legal recourse. But if they’re based in China, there’s
no way we can enforce our intellectual property rights
in China. China pledged to take steps to
lower the number of counterfeits produced in the country as part of
the phase one trade agreement with the U.S.. China has also pledged
firm action to confront pirated and counterfeit goods, which is a big problem
for many of the people in the room. The counterfeiting. We’ll make sure that this happens. And we have very,
very strong protection. Some still say China will only
take the issue seriously once businesses in the country experience
the costs of counterfeiting themselves. I think it gets solved
when you have Chinese companies and Chinese in innovation and
they start getting counterfeit. And that’s happening. Some businesses
say e-commerce platforms need to be held more accountable. Right now, e-commerce companies
aren’t usually liable for counterfeits sold by a third
party on their platforms. In Amazon’s case, more than half
of total merchandise sales come from third party sellers. How many more brick and mortar retailers
have to go out of business before someone goes after Amazon? How many patent holders and inventors
have to lose millions in royalties before the government
finally does something? In a statement to CNBC an
Amazon spokesperson said, “We are actively fighting bad actors in protecting our
store and we will continue to work with brands, government
officials and law enforcement.” The company launched Project Zero in
2019, which allows brands to remove counterfeits from
the marketplace. It said it invested more than
$400 million to fight fraud, counterfeit and other forms
of abuse in 2018. eBay told CNBC it invests millions
of dollars annually to fight counterfeits. Chinese e-commerce giant
Alibaba launched an anti-counterfeiting alliance in 2017
after widespread criticism about fake goods on its platforms. In January 2020, President Trump signed
an executive order that tries to prevent counterfeiting
on e-commerce websites. Meanwhile, legislation introduced in 2019
by a bipartisan group of senators aims to give U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers
wider authority to seize products that infringe certain
types of patents. Frankly, it’s more important that we
find ways to protect the creators who helped make American society
so rich and so robust. Consumers also play a role in
reducing the sale of counterfeits. Officials say tell-tale signs include
a misspellings on packaging, bad reviews and bargain prices. The bottom line is, if it looks
too good to be true, it is.

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100 thoughts on “Why Amazon Has So Many Counterfeit Goods

  • March 9, 2020 at 5:21 am
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    5:20, my guy sells absolute trash. Might as well buy the counterfeits

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  • March 9, 2020 at 5:40 am
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    Those counterfeit nikes seem to be made of some really good material if he's not able to bend them. They probably last way longer than original ones. 😂

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  • March 9, 2020 at 6:09 am
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    China exports Corona virus too

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  • March 9, 2020 at 6:32 am
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    fake or real still cost to much and all made in the same place

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  • March 9, 2020 at 7:39 am
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    Covid-19 is probably a Chinese counterfeit of the Flu virus.

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  • March 9, 2020 at 8:02 am
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    Who are you to decide whether or not I'm being fooled or I intentionally bought a counterfeit? What if I want a look-a-like because I CANNOT afford the real thing? Mind your business border patrol, if I need your help I'll call you.

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  • March 9, 2020 at 9:08 am
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    I don't buy anything 'brandname' anymore. I only use Amazon for BS stuff like shoe laces. LOL

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  • March 9, 2020 at 9:23 am
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    You have no idea how bad it is personally it's dragging Amazon's name through the mudd! I can find these counterfeiters so easily it's so simple to. If China was on board PHASE 2 would be happening right now!

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  • March 9, 2020 at 9:24 am
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    It's going to be a deal breaker soon for me I'm going to have to cancel my subscription. Phase 2 of the trade deal needs to be implemented immediately cause of this asap.
    I'm seeing numerous reasons to halt phase 2 at all cost from people in very high positions in foreign government.

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  • March 9, 2020 at 9:39 am
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    Man those as seen on TV products are overpriced junk, if the counterfeiters can make a profit, time to improve your products or lower your ridiculous margins.

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  • March 9, 2020 at 10:36 am
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    Guy in charge of looking for counterfeits is named… "Raybon"…? Isn't that a knock-off brand of Ray-Ban? lol

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  • March 9, 2020 at 11:15 am
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    Is your product made in america? if no china then "YOU GET WHAT YOU DESERVE!!!"

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  • March 9, 2020 at 12:48 pm
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    How can a counterfeiter have a "FAKE" name that is untraceable when Amazon writes checks or deposits monies into their bank accounts?

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  • March 9, 2020 at 3:31 pm
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    I have an idea. Stop buying stuff from China. Problem solved.

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  • March 9, 2020 at 4:17 pm
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    Not even the news are real anymore..😂.. fake news is the most dangerous of all though.

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  • March 9, 2020 at 5:21 pm
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    Glad things are being done about counterfeits. Thanks for this, CNBC.

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  • March 9, 2020 at 5:58 pm
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    they have own brand in stead of the fake ones with the same name! just stop it

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  • March 9, 2020 at 7:34 pm
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    FINALLY !!!! DO SOMETHING, GET RID OF ONLINE COUNTERFEITED PRODUCTS.

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  • March 9, 2020 at 7:47 pm
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    BEZOS through Amazon is trading illegally. He sells fake goods. If he won't change, close amazon !!!! do it !!!!.

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  • March 9, 2020 at 7:48 pm
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    He alone is destroying the worlds patent protection system. Does no body care ???

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  • March 9, 2020 at 8:44 pm
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    It's not because if the product,it's because of the brand story. If there brand story was better, people would avoid paying lower prices, and go out of their way just to buy the real thing. The only reason they don't, is because the company selling the products haven't created a strong enough brand story. Do that, and some of your weaning customers will come back. Yeah some people will still buy the cheaper stuff…….but a lot less will if you create a stronger brand story. See, it's not all about the product as much as it is the brand story. See, myself, I'm terrible a stroy telling. But, those who can, will generally beat out any counterfeit products. It's not about the products, it is literally all about the brand story!! Point, blank, period.

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  • March 9, 2020 at 9:07 pm
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    Perhaps we should Counterfeit China stuff. then sell it to China.

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  • March 9, 2020 at 10:29 pm
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    You will lucky to get the product regardless of fake branding when your country print fake money and used it to buy real goods around the world. Proof me wrong that USD is not fake money with no gold backing. It say in god we trust meaning trusting God so you will have to die to meet your god for the value they publish if it even exist or the FED is God.

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  • March 9, 2020 at 11:23 pm
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    YouTube contributes too, there are vloggers regularly sharing counterfeit luxury goods..

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  • March 10, 2020 at 12:30 am
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    If you ask me the only difference between the counterfeit and the original the counterfeit is asking for the the actual price the item not an over inflated price like Nike shoes.

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  • March 10, 2020 at 1:12 am
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    All people need to do is to stop buying the cheap chinese stuff. Those factories will bankrupt themself. But, unfortunately people just cheap.

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  • March 10, 2020 at 3:05 am
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    China

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  • March 10, 2020 at 3:25 am
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    That's amazon's fault entirely for opening their market to China. Ever since amazon has turned into a china online page. Gross.

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  • March 10, 2020 at 4:04 am
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    I am so glad I am not the only person that does not feel bad. You want to make $200 sneakers? Fine. But dont be mad at me for buying $20 "fakes" because you want to charge an arm and a leg.

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  • March 10, 2020 at 5:08 am
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    The worst part is they say by Nike or by Apple. Amazon needs to have some icon no know weather your buying from the real company or a third party

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  • March 10, 2020 at 5:38 am
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    Why are you guys exposing my boy jeff bazos dont jeff im with you

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  • March 10, 2020 at 6:02 am
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    Amazon is turning into a shady flea market. I've recently bought NGK spark plugs. After installing them on my car, the car has misfires.

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  • March 10, 2020 at 9:07 am
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    Things from China arrive broke, break soon afterwards, or is just plain fake.

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  • March 10, 2020 at 9:55 am
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    A lot of people don’t realize that the reason the Chinese government doesn’t punish these counterfeit companies is because China has a whole different set of rules regarding what constitutes a patent. If you don’t make a patent in China and register it, that nullifies any legal holding your patent filed in a different country has. That’s why they just turn blind eyes, even though they KNOW those companies are violating patents. It sucks but that’s what they get for being greedy and not wanting to pay American workers fair wages. And 7.50 an hour can hardly be called a fair wage now anyways.

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  • March 10, 2020 at 10:20 am
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    What's funny about the "As Seen on TV" guy is that even you order the product from the number that you see on TV, it's not going to be the same quality or even work as it was shown on TV. Most of these TV products are terrible.

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  • March 10, 2020 at 10:48 am
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    The only purposes of DHS are to prevent electronics repair and to enforce market/product segmentation on behalf of the dealership lobby.

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  • March 10, 2020 at 2:31 pm
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    How is counterfeiting making American businesses go out of business? If i save moneynon the counterfeit then I have money to spend elsewhere in America

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  • March 10, 2020 at 2:34 pm
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    Wait is Rolex witj one X or two X's?
    I may have bought some Fike shoes

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  • March 10, 2020 at 4:53 pm
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    in another alternate reality, most of the goods in the US are not made in China! :0

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  • March 10, 2020 at 6:21 pm
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    We really just need to get rid of China.

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  • March 10, 2020 at 6:21 pm
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    Because they care about quantity over quality

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  • March 10, 2020 at 6:27 pm
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    Singapore has an extremely strict counterfeit law you'll be severely fine and punish if you buy, sell, or own counterfeit.

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  • March 10, 2020 at 8:27 pm
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    all of your work is outsourced, you are just a capitalist profiting off of someone else's work, if you go bankrupt you are getting what you deserve for being lazy

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  • March 10, 2020 at 8:50 pm
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    It should be simple – before the product can be sold on eBay or Amazon – the official company should submit an 'allowed' list of sellers.

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  • March 10, 2020 at 10:49 pm
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    Thank you counterfeiters. You have saved me 1000's. A monopoly on a product for a lifetime of the producer plus 70 years is insane. A lot of products and medicine I buy are generic, some are even better then the name brand, because why innovate when you have a government sanctioned monopoly?

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  • March 11, 2020 at 12:38 am
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    Counterfeit goods = bads

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  • March 11, 2020 at 12:43 am
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    bezos takes kickbacks from counterfeiters

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  • March 11, 2020 at 7:10 am
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    I’m not afraid of getting bootlegs, I buy the cheapest Walmart garbage clothes any way (because I’m poor).

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  • March 11, 2020 at 9:07 am
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    What are the names of these sellers, I would like to research this a little further?

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  • March 11, 2020 at 10:06 am
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    Yes Amazon has many counterfeit products, what about the products that CAN NOT EXIST!

    Here is one of my favorites, and I have bunches more!

    https://www.amazon.com/Yerflew-Dionaea-Muscipula-Insectivorous-Succulent/dp/B07Q6DB5CT/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8

    Note how anatomically correct this is, but only if this is Human!

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  • March 11, 2020 at 10:27 am
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    Knock-offs are not the same as counterfeits

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  • March 11, 2020 at 12:19 pm
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    China is the biggest counterfeit producer in the world of malfunctioning and unsafe life threatening products and not just in the United States, try Australia, UK, India, Canada, Asia, Russia, Sweden, Spain, Brazil, and many other Countries, and the thing is they keep letting these products in knowing they are from CHINA and keep selling them to the people. Just stop receiving any products from CHINA and see how fast it stops.. BUT GREED STILL PREVAILS WITH THE pharaohs.

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  • March 11, 2020 at 12:30 pm
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    SO WHERE IS CHINA GETTING ALL THE MACHINERY, RAW PRODUCTS, AND TECHNIQUES TO PRODUCE THE COUNTERFEITS?????????????

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  • March 11, 2020 at 1:21 pm
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    Chances are that people that buy high end brand counterfeits, can not afford the real product anyway . So I doubt those companies really owe their losses largely to counterfeiters, rather than their overpriced/marked up products.

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  • March 12, 2020 at 7:56 am
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    The retail stores are getting their “genuine” goods produced overseas, on the same ships. Do ya think there might be more than a few fakes sold at the retail stores?🤔

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  • March 12, 2020 at 9:29 am
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    Fakes do well because brand named goods are so expensive, yet are also made in China for the same price!

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  • March 12, 2020 at 1:34 pm
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    Never buy sneakers on Amazon. Always fake.

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  • March 12, 2020 at 4:51 pm
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    Steps
    1. Stop sending all manufacturing to China
    2. Repeat step 1

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  • March 12, 2020 at 6:17 pm
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    Nice try Walmart

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  • March 12, 2020 at 9:00 pm
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    This is the only time in life you will ever hear me say this but…With this situation is where Trump could shine!!

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  • March 12, 2020 at 10:49 pm
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    As seen on tv brands are garbage just like the counterfeit ones are.

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  • March 12, 2020 at 11:08 pm
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    I’m trying to buy counterfeit….. idc if it hurts a billion dollar company let me support this small business lol

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  • March 12, 2020 at 11:26 pm
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    This only goes to show that China is out to destroy America, our way of life. They are buying up our Realestate, ANC, Smithfield Meats, NerFlix, Double tree Hotels and many other business’. Our elected officials have failed to protect us to get rich lining their pockets with kick back money. While we watch the clown performances. Drain the swamp..

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  • March 13, 2020 at 3:20 am
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    America lives in China and China is counterfeit heaven.

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  • March 13, 2020 at 7:36 am
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    The importers know what they are buying!

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  • March 13, 2020 at 11:28 am
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    Why do I always hear about Boulder??? It's such a specific town. Yet I often hear of it in YouTube vids.

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  • March 13, 2020 at 12:22 pm
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    note: legitimate big pharma produces fake/counterfeit medicine that are only sugar to sell psychology not cure because if you keep buying meds, they keep getting money so they dont have the incentive to cure you and would rather milk you to death than to cure you quickly so you live long.

    they arent always done by crminals, but any org that sells fakes should be blacklisted by both individuals and groups.

    quality wise what americans call counterfeits (like huawei) have better quality than apple while being far cheaper, so whos the faker here?

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  • March 13, 2020 at 2:27 pm
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    Well yeah but people buy counterfeit because they don't have or don't want to pay for luxury brands so in that respect they're not losing business. Selling them as the genuine goods is an issue however.

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  • March 13, 2020 at 3:40 pm
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    What's bad about it is Amazon knows more than half the items sold on its site is counterfeit or pirated music, video games, and music. They fight off lawsuits from American companies saying it's not their fault they are letting companies in China sell counterfeited and pirated items on their site. Amazon tells companies to go after the people making and selling the stuff lol When Amazon are the ones selling the stuff and has warehouse full of the stuff in the states. Companies have been sued because Amazon sells counterfeited items of theirs but as long as Amazon makes money and get people in DC to cover them I guess it's all good

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  • March 13, 2020 at 5:26 pm
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    I don’t care if they’re counterfeit if they’re cheap.

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  • March 13, 2020 at 11:19 pm
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    So basically brands/companies whining about their overpriced crap being made and sold cheaper by the chinese, isn’t all their crap made in China in the first place and they just raise the price of it tenfold, I’ve seen a the exact same iPad case sold in Walmart for $19.99 sold in dollar tree for a dollar, imagine that they all sell the same crap manufactured in china some just jack up the price enormously so I don’t feel sorry for any of these ultra rich brands whose pockets aren’t hurting at all

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  • March 13, 2020 at 11:21 pm
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    Make product on other country and you expect no one will copy that?

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  • March 14, 2020 at 12:41 am
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    Block third party sellers from China

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  • March 14, 2020 at 1:55 am
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    "it makes it hard for people with original ideas to want to start a business" ok and? don't y'all clowns like the free market?

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  • March 14, 2020 at 4:28 am
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    When the counterfeited got the same quality as, if not better than, the genuine, especially among luxury brands, counterfeiting becomes a problem. There are Chinese jokes that if your Prada handbag is very durable and hardwearing, it must be fake. lol

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  • March 14, 2020 at 8:59 am
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    Because they only sell third world crap

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  • March 14, 2020 at 2:40 pm
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    Statement: Amazon is "allowing brands to delete counterfeiters themselves"…
    Translation: We are outsourcing the cost of enforcement to the businesses already experiencing losses due to our lack of oversight on 3rd party seller registrations.

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  • March 14, 2020 at 3:16 pm
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    Be an INTELLIGENT consumer. Do not buy Made in China.

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  • March 14, 2020 at 3:16 pm
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    Be an INTELLIGENT consumer. Do not buy Made in China.

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  • March 15, 2020 at 8:19 am
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    Give counterfeit protection to real "made in US" products. Let them flag and remove items on Amazon and other sites, stuff made in China, what are you gonna do?🤷‍♂️

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  • March 15, 2020 at 3:17 pm
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    Amazon.co.in sell everything fake

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  • March 15, 2020 at 4:08 pm
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    VeChain has solved the counterfeit problem. Amazon just needs to implement their solution

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  • March 15, 2020 at 8:37 pm
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    if the big companies don't put a 200% profit on the product and maybe start working with the correct price the costumers start buying the original product and we will stop looking for fake stuff. NIKE cost from the factory to the selling markets including store rental price is $65 US but they selling $280 US if they try to sell $150 maybe everyone going to buy the original. in North America we get rip off buy companies for big profit so please corporations dot cry because we have a lot of fake stuff because u forcing us to buy it

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  • March 15, 2020 at 10:40 pm
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    Real Rolex for $2000 LOL

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  • March 16, 2020 at 2:27 am
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    All these commenters saying "make it in USA instead of China", would be the first to cry when their $24 shirt at Target jumps to $87 because an American union factory worker getting paid $15/hr made their shirt.

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  • March 16, 2020 at 4:25 am
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    Is they made the products in the US, they wouldn’t have to worry about the counterfeits. Fu#k them. Especially that fool bragging about talking to Trump.

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  • March 16, 2020 at 10:16 pm
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    Amazon should just ban stuff being sold from countries that pirates and have a verification system with the original company, meaning the seller should be able to prove they bought the legit product by having the original company show they did sell the product to the seller

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  • March 16, 2020 at 11:59 pm
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    Nothing I love more than CEOs selling out their own country and citizens and having it blow up in their face

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  • March 17, 2020 at 6:39 am
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    The world is counterfeit ing chinas flue viruses.

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  • March 17, 2020 at 7:42 am
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    Close the doors to China.

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  • March 17, 2020 at 11:29 am
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    Crazy idea but maybe we just solve the problem by breaking our foolish dependency on Chinese goods in the first place and bring manufacturing jobs back to America.

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  • March 17, 2020 at 1:41 pm
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    They outsource to China and cry about intellectual property. China is a communists country they don't see IP the way we do in America. In China the people "Government" own the technology. You get what you deserve when you outsource in a communist country.

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  • March 17, 2020 at 2:14 pm
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    I met with Trump at his Golf Club smh I stop listening after that but Trump daughters shoes come from china go to Ross (her shoes were booted out of most big stores) lol you can see them in their and read on the tag where it comes from!

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  • March 17, 2020 at 11:41 pm
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    I can tell you that a counterfeit water filter for my refrigerator has cost me thousands of dollars. I would have never bought them if I had any idea they were counterfeit and the package looked just like a legitimate whirlpool water filter. I have a lawyer suing because of this. It broke while we were out of town for 3 days and I estimate that it was poring water into my kitchen for 2 full days.

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  • March 17, 2020 at 11:57 pm
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    The government only cares because they don't make money off of counterfeits

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  • March 18, 2020 at 9:39 am
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    made in china amazon will never leave china even after trump will end everything make in china

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  • March 18, 2020 at 3:10 pm
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    STOP importing anything from China. Everytime a counterfeited item is found prosecute the seller to the full extent of the law or beyond it if necessary.

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  • March 19, 2020 at 12:33 am
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    bootleggers gone china!!!!!

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  • March 19, 2020 at 1:24 am
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    Stop buying from Amazon, Bezos is already crazy rich its not even funny

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  • March 19, 2020 at 4:46 pm
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    It's one thing to buy a fake Rolex.And another thing to put a fake set of brake pads on the family hauler

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