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As Amazon Opens Luxury Stores, It Must Answer For Counterfeits and Stolen Goods Sold on its Marketplace
Washington, DC – Today, the Buy Safe America Coalition, a diverse group of retailers, consumer groups, and manufacturers who support efforts to combat organized retail crime and protect consumers and communities from the sale of counterfeit and stolen goods, released the following statement in response to Amazon’s announcement of its new Luxury Stores program.
“Amazon’s entry into the luxury brands business must include a commitment to purging its marketplace of counterfeit and stolen luxury items sold on its platform,” said Buy Safe America Coalition spokesperson Michael Hanson. “Luxury products have long been a favorite of organized criminal rings and fraudsters. After years of allowing fake and stolen fashion and beauty products, Amazon needs to clean up its act and commit to identifying and removing illicit sales from its marketplace. It can start by supporting the INFORM Consumers Act.”
Leading sellers of high-end fashion and beauty products of have voiced concerns about their high-quality products being knocked off and sold online. Fake jewelry, handbags, clothing and other designer items have been routinely spotted on Amazon and other leading online platforms.
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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.
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