By Chris Dawson June 24, 2020 - 11:49 am

New Amazon Counterfeit Crimes Unit established

Amazon has announced a new Counterfeit Crimes Unit to crack down on the small number of dodgy products on the site. They say that the Amazon Counterfeit Crimes Unit is a global, multi-disciplinary team composed of former federal prosecutors, experienced investigators, and data analysts, and

Amazon: Most trusted marketplace selling fewer counterfeits

UK consumers have more trust in Amazon compared to other marketplaces despite Amazon admitting they have a problem with counterfeits. 42% of UK consumers said they would be likely to research products listed on Amazon before purchasing them compared to 54% of consumers who would

Canon wins lawsuit against eBay users selling counterfeits

Canon USA have recently won a lawsuit against two eBay users who were flogging counterfeit Cannon batteries on the marketplace. Canon raised the issue in October 2019 stating that the sellers were using its trademark and therefor misleading the public into buying dangerous counterfeits that

Amazon Project Zero steps up anti-counterfeiting efforts in Europe

Amazon have announced the introduction of the Amazon Project Zero in Europe in their efforts to help brands "reduce counterfeit products to zero" amidst the widespread of online fraud on the marketplace. In March, Amazo debuted the anti-counterfeiting service in the US ahead of the wider

Amazon Prime Day bargain-hunt pressure to triple counterfeit goods purchases

Amazon Prime Day is set to triple purchases of counterfeit goods as consumers are more likely to accidentally buy fake products on Amazon during the 48-year hour rush for a bargain, says a new report by Red Points. The Amazon Survey Report was conducted in June

Amazon Transparency expansion to prevent counterfeits in Europe, India and Canada

Amazon today announced the expansion of Amazon Transparency, a product serialisation service that prevents counterfeits, to France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK, India, and Canada. Brands can enrol in Amazon Transparency on this page. The move is built on the existing work of Amazon Transparency in the

Trump trumps sales of counterfeit goods on marketplaces

US President Donald Trump has signed a memorandum focused on cracking down sales on counterfeit goods on third-party marketplaces. The presidential memorandum issued on 3rd of April called out third-party marketplaces, carriers, customs brokers, payment providers, vendors, and others involved in international transactions to cooperate with

Counterfeit goods make up 3.3% of global online retail

Counterfeit goods are experiencing a rise of demand amongst consumers around the world wanting branded products with a cheaper price tag. The worth of fake products has reached 3.3% of the whole global online retail, says The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and

Amazon Project Zero to support brands tackling counterfeits

Amazon Project Zero has launched to support US-based brands tackle counterfeits on the US marketplace. The initiative uses a three-pronged approach that will see brands helping Amazon's mission in removing fraudulent listings. How Amazon Project Zero tackles fraudulent listings? Amazon Project Zero enables brands to control the

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