Buy Safe America Coalition

The Buy Safe America Coalition represents a diverse group of responsible retailers, consumer groups, manufacturers, intellectual property advocates, and law enforcement officials who support efforts at all levels of government to protect consumers and communities from the sale of counterfeit and stolen goods. Dominant online marketplaces must protect consumers from bad actors. Now is the time to enact common-sense measures that promote safety, transparency, and accountability. 

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The Problem

The Problem

The marketplace today for common, everyday goods is flooded with counterfeit and stolen products. Absent reform, legitimate businesses, and consumers will continue to be harmed.

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The INFORM Consumers Act

The INFORM Consumers Act

The time is now for Congress to modernize consumer protection laws by requiring online marketplaces to collect and verify basic seller information, and for sellers to provide that information to consumers.

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Impact of Counterfeit and Stolen Goods

Impact of Counterfeit and Stolen Goods

The ease of selling illicit goods to unsuspecting consumers has attracted organized criminal networks that are becoming more aggressive, manipulative and brazen as a growing number of Americans shop online amid the pandemic.

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What is Organized Retail Crime

What is Organized Retail Crime

Criminals are increasingly turning to online marketplaces to quickly and discretely move mass quantities of stolen merchandise. Unfortunately, these criminal rings are growing more brazen and violent, putting the safety of customers and store employees in jeopardy.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What constitutes a counterfeit product? Why aren’t major online marketplaces doing more? Answers to common questions around the issue of organized retail crime.

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Press Room

Press Room

Up-to-date news coverage on this growing problem, including insights from impacted retailers, latest efforts from policymakers, and statements from the coalition.

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Dozens of Amazon's own products have been reported as dangerous

Since 2016, at least 1,500 reviews, covering more than 70 items, have described products exploding, catching on fire, smoking, melting, causing electrical malfunctions or otherwise posing risks, according to an analysis of AmazonBasics electronics and appliances listed on its website.

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“If enacted, this bill [INFORM Consumers Act] would empower consumers with the information they need to make smart online buying decisions, and is in line with The Toy Association’s ongoing advocacy and education efforts that demand action to reduce unsafe counterfeit toys sold online. We commend Representatives Schakowsky and Castor for their leadership and look forward to working with them and others to promote common sense measures that provide transparency into marketplace sellers and proactively keep bad sellers off online marketplaces.”

Steve Pasierb
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Toy Association
Buy Safe America Coalition Partners

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