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Amazon to fight counterfeit reporting with law enforcement help

Tuesday 14 January 2020 10:48 CET | News

Amazon.com aims to give more data on counterfeit goods to law enforcement in a further crackdown on fakes listed on its ecommerce sites, according to Reuters.

The company plans to disclose merchant information to European and US federal authorities every time it confirms a counterfeit was sold to customers, increasing the frequency and volume of reporting to law enforcement. In the past, Amazon would inform authorities of counterfeit reviewers when it thought it had enough information for police to pursue a culprit.

So far, Amazon has held meetings with government authorities and related organisations to discuss its new counterfeit reporting strategy and how the company can further their enforcement efforts, Reuters continues. The hope has been that Amazon’s coveted data will help law enforcement make connections about criminals.

The ecommerce company will report a merchant’s name, company name, product and contact information to authorities, after it confirms a business was selling fakes, closes the seller’s account, and the account holder does not make a successful appeal via Amazon’s typical processes.


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Keywords: Amazon, law enforcement, fake listings, reporting, ecommerce, merchants, US, UK
Categories: Securing Transactions | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud
Countries: United States
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