Amazon Targets Bogus Goods With New Anti-Counterfeit Unit

By Mike LaSusa (June 24, 2020, 9:57 PM EDT) -- Amazon is launching a team aimed at putting counterfeiters in the crosshairs, the online retail behemoth announced Wednesday, saying the new unit's remit will span the globe as it supplements other efforts Amazon is already making to stop the sale of fake merchandise.

The new Counterfeit Crimes Unit, comprising former federal prosecutors, professional investigators and data analysts, will work with legitimate sellers and law enforcement authorities to detect and deter sales of counterfeit goods on Amazon's platform, the company said in a blog post.

"Every counterfeiter is on notice that they will be held accountable to the maximum extent possible under...

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