Websites can't knock off the knockoffs. E-commerce giants, Amazon, eBay and Alibaba are no strangers to allegations of selling counterfeit goods. The e-commerce giants face a credibility crisis fueled by a failure to crack down on counterfeit goods.
After an 18-month investigation and over 2,000 counterfeit products received from eBay sellers, eBay’s claim “We don't allow replicas, counterfeit items, or unauthorized copies to be listed on eBay" just simply isn't true.
If you want to sell counterfeit products, you get a big boost from a postage agreement between China and the US Postal Service for deep postage discounts when shipping counterfeit goods from China to the United States.
Savvy consumers know to avoid online pharmacies, cheap handbags and fake watches -- no one likes to be fooled by fake or dangerous products. However, when you buy online from e-commerce websites, you may get a fake.
Fake microSDHC memory cards are widely available on eBay, often at highly discounted prices and advertised through eBay direct email solicitations. If you get a fake you may lose data, images and damage your equipment.
Consumers place their confidence in, and rely on the global giant’s credibility, but The Counterfeit Report purchased fake Duracell Batteries from the global retailer's Walmart.com website. How are consumers protected from the fakes?
eBay would like consumers to believe that eBay is a safe place to buy name-brand goods – but it’s not. Legal actions by The Counterfeit Report®, illuminate an alarming pattern of counterfeit sales, sham policies and disingenuous practices.