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Federal Officials Take Down 132 Websites In "Cyber Monday" Crackdown 153

Posted by samzenpus
from the law-won dept.
coondoggie writes "A team of world-wide law enforcement agencies took out 132 domain names today that were illegally selling counterfeit merchandise online. The group, made up of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations and law enforcement agencies from Belgium, Denmark, France, Romania, United Kingdom and the European Police Office, targeted alleged counterfeiters selling everything from professional sports jerseys, DVD sets, and a variety of clothing to jewelry and luxury goods."
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Federal Officials Take Down 132 Websites In "Cyber Monday" Crackdown

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  • Question (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Mitreya (579078) <mitreya.gmail@com> on Monday November 26, 2012 @04:26PM (#42098279)
    Why is Homeland Security dealing with counterfeit product sales?

    Are sales of fake professional sports jerseys jeopardizing our national security now?

  • Amazing (Score:5, Insightful)

    by JustNiz (692889) on Monday November 26, 2012 @04:57PM (#42098783)

    So the world governments do nothing to cut off spammers, scammers, child pornographers or anything that actually burns members of the public, but the moment some big corporations profits from monopolistic practices look like they are being challenged they spring into action and kill it dead in seconds.

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