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Kroger Co. Joins Coalition to Battle Organized Retail Crime

Kroger Co. Joins Coalition to Battle Organized Retail Crime

The Kroger Co. Joins Buy Safe America Coalition in Effort to Curb Retail Crime Sprees

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BSA Coalition Urges Senate to Pass INFORM Consumers Act

BSA Coalition Urges Senate to Pass INFORM Consumers Act

Bipartisan Consumer Protection Legislation Will Counter the Online Sale of Counterfeit Vaccine Cards and Other Dangerous Products

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Online Marketplaces Must Be Held Accountable

Online Marketplaces Must Be Held Accountable

To Address Organized Retail Crime in California, Online Marketplaces Must Be Held Accountable

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Federal Safety Lawsuit Against Amazon

Federal Safety Lawsuit Against Amazon

Consumer Product Safety Commission Suit Highlights how Amazon is a Sanctuary for Third-Party Sellers Peddling Defective Products

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BSA Applauds Funding for California Task Force

BSA Applauds Funding for California Task Force

California Becomes the Latest State to Take Steps to Address Organized Retail Crime

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Etsy is Full of Illicit Products It Claims to Ban

Etsy is Full of Illicit Products It Claims to Ban

Insider identified roughly 800 listings on Etsy for banned products, which comprised nearly every one of the site's categories of prohibited items.

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Buy Safe America Urges Lawmakers to Look at Facts

Buy Safe America Urges Lawmakers to Look at Facts

Urgent Need for Lawmakers to Prevent Criminals from Using E-Commerce Platforms to Sell Dangerous Products.

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Vizient Joins to Stop Counterfeit Medical Supplies

Vizient Joins to Stop Counterfeit Medical Supplies

Vizient Joins Buy Safe America Coalition in Support of Efforts to Increase Transparency and Accountability on E-Commerce Platforms

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GSK Consumer Healthcare Joins Coalition

GSK Consumer Healthcare Joins Coalition

GSK Consumer Healthcare Joins Buy Safe America Coalition in Effort to Bolster Transparency and Accountability on E-Commerce Platforms

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Amazon Brand Protection Report Doesn’t Compute

Amazon Brand Protection Report Doesn’t Compute

Amazon’s Latest Report on Counterfeit Merchandise Whitewashes Its Questionable Track Record

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Premier Inc Joins Coalition to Combat Counterfeits

Premier Inc Joins Coalition to Combat Counterfeits

Premier Inc. Joins Buy Safe America Coalition in Effort to Bring Added Transparency and Accountability to Online Marketplaces

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Amazon Launches misINFORMation Campaign

Amazon Launches misINFORMation Campaign

Amazon’s Effort to Stonewall Transparency and Stem the Flood of Counterfeit and Stolen Goods Sold Online Should Not Sway Congress

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Congress Must Continue to Address COVID-19 Scams

Congress Must Continue to Address COVID-19 Scams

Buy Safe America Coalition Supports U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Hearing on Scams Related to COVID-19

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Atlanta Father, Daughter Plead Guilty

Atlanta Father, Daughter Plead Guilty

An Atlanta man and his daughter face federal prison time after pleading guilty in the elaborate multi-million dollar scheme.

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Sale of Fraudulent COVID-19 Vaccine Cards Emphasizes the Urgent Need for Marketplace Transparency

Sale of Fraudulent COVID-19 Vaccine Cards Emphasizes the Urgent Need for Marketplace Transparency

Buy Safe America Coalition Urges Lawmakers to Pass INFORM Consumers Act

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Associations and Manufacturers Join the Buy Safe America Coalition

Associations and Manufacturers Join the Buy Safe America Coalition

Associations and Manufacturers Join the Buy Safe America Coalition in Effort to Bring Transparency and Accountability to Largest Online Marketplaces

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Knockoffs Are Cheap but Exact a Heavy Price

Knockoffs Are Cheap but Exact a Heavy Price

In Case You Missed It! The “Real” Problem: Knockoffs Are Cheap but Exact a Heavy Price.

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Amazon Fueling Sale of Unsafe PPE

Amazon Fueling Sale of Unsafe PPE

Buy Safe America Coalition Urges Lawmakers to Counter Amazon’s Sale of Faulty Masks.

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PASS Swings and Misses on Some Basic Facts

PASS Swings and Misses on Some Basic Facts

Buy Safe America Coalition Responds to Launch of The Coalition to Protect America’s Small Sellers (PASS Coalition).

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Buy Safe America Coalition Applauds Introduction of Legislation to Protect Consumers

Buy Safe America Coalition Applauds Introduction of Legislation to Protect Consumers

Urgently Needed INFORM Consumers Act Will Bring Greater Transparency and Accountability To Dominant Online Marketplaces

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Loss Prevention Managers Report Increase Organized Crime

Loss Prevention Managers Report Increase Organized Crime

As More Consumers Shop Online Amid the Pandemic, Retailers Say That Criminals are Looking for More Ways to Cash In.

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Congress Must Act to Help Keep Healthcare Professionals and Consumers Safe from Fraudulent PPE

Congress Must Act to Help Keep Healthcare Professionals and Consumers Safe from Fraudulent PPE

Buy Safe America Coalition Urges Lawmakers to Confront the Dangerous Surge in Counterfeit N95 Masks.

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Consumers Must Keep An Eye Out For Knockoff Sports Merch

Consumers Must Keep An Eye Out For Knockoff Sports Merch

Buy Safe America Coalition Issues Warning To Consumers On Counterfeit Sports Merchandise On Online Marketplaces Ahead of Super Bowl LV.

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Coalition Of Law Enforcement And Retail Joins Buy Safe

Coalition Of Law Enforcement And Retail Joins Buy Safe

CLEAR Joins Coalition in Effort to Combat the Sale of Fraudulent and Counterfeit Goods Online.

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3M Joins Coalition to Combat the Sale of Fraudulent Goods

3M Joins Coalition to Combat the Sale of Fraudulent Goods

3M Joins Buy Safe America Coalition in Effort to Bring More Transparency and Accountability to Largest Online Marketplaces.

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DICK’S Sporting Goods, HP Inc., OpSec Security and Rite Aid Join Coalition

DICK’S Sporting Goods, HP Inc., OpSec Security and Rite Aid Join Coalition

Leading Companies Join Buy Safe America Coalition in Effort to Bring Transparency and Accountability to Largest Online Marketplaces.

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A2C2 White Paper Details Problem of Counterfeit Auto Parts Sold Online

A2C2 White Paper Details Problem of Counterfeit Auto Parts Sold Online

Analysis cites unverified approach by online marketplaces and lack of consumer awareness as major concerns, and offers ways to improve the situation.

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Home Improvement Retailers Join Coalition to Combat Counterfeiting

Home Improvement Retailers Join Coalition to Combat Counterfeiting

The Home Depot, Lowe’s, Floor & Decor and Leading Home Improvement Associations Join Buy Safe America Coalition to Bring Transparency and Accountability to Largest Online Marketplaces.

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Counterfeiters Will Try To Trick Unsuspecting Customers This Halloween

Counterfeiters Will Try To Trick Unsuspecting Customers This Halloween

Halloween & Costume Association, Buy Safe America Coalition Issue Warning To Consumers On Counterfeit And Stolen Goods Lurking On Online Marketplaces As Halloween Approaches.

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Buy Safe America Coalition Letter to Energy & Commerce Committee

Buy Safe America Coalition Letter to Energy & Commerce Committee

Organized retail crime is a problem that has continued to grow in recent years as more and more Americans do their shopping online, providing criminals a larger market to exploit.

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Children’s Toy Sellers and Manufacturers Join Buy Safe Ameri

Children’s Toy Sellers and Manufacturers Join Buy Safe Ameri

Top Toymakers and Sellers Taking Part in Growing Effort to Curb Sale of Counterfeit and Stolen Goods on Dominant Online Marketplaces.

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Amazon Opens Luxury Stores Must Answer Counterfeit

Amazon Opens Luxury Stores Must Answer Counterfeit

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.

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Personal Care and Beauty Brands Join Coalition to Protect Consumers from Fraudulent Online Sales

Personal Care and Beauty Brands Join Coalition to Protect Consumers from Fraudulent Online Sales

Walgreens, CVS Health, Ulta Beauty and Philips Join Buy Safe America Coalition in Effort to Bring Transparency and Accountability to Largest Online Marketplaces.

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Clothing & Apparel Leaders Join Coalition to Stop the Sale of Counterfeit by Passing the INFORM Act

Clothing & Apparel Leaders Join Coalition to Stop the Sale of Counterfeit by Passing the INFORM Act

GAP, Levi Strauss, JC Penney, Birkenstock, and Top Apparel Trade Organizations Join Buy Safe America Coalition to Bring Basic Transparency Requirements to Online Third-Party Marketplaces.

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Retailers Press Amazon to Back INFORM Consumers Act

Retailers Press Amazon to Back INFORM Consumers Act

The INFORM Consumers Act would make it much easier to track down and hold accountable anyone selling such products on Amazon’s marketplace.

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Leading Retailers Launch Coalition to Protect Consumers Online

Leading Retailers Launch Coalition to Protect Consumers Online

Buy Safe America Coalition Will Lead Efforts to Crack Down on Organized Retail Crime on Dominant Online Marketplaces.

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Amazon and other Tech CEOs Face Tough Questions

Amazon and other Tech CEOs Face Tough Questions

Recent hearing served as an inflection point in the scrutiny that big tech has faced by policymakers.

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Retailers Back Inform Consumers Act

Retailers Back Inform Consumers Act

RILA supports legislation to require common-sense disclosures from third-party marketplace sellers.

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Online Marketplaces Should be Required to Verify Seller Info

Online Marketplaces Should be Required to Verify Seller Info

Leading retailers support the INFORM Consumers Act to curb organized retail crime.

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New legislation aims to protect US consumers from online fakes

New legislation aims to protect US consumers from online fakes

American retailers back the INFORM Consumers Act to help prevent the online sale of stolen and counterfeit goods, a major problem for beauty brands.

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Walgreens Supports INFORM Consumers Act Introduction in the U.S. House of Representatives

Walgreens Supports INFORM Consumers Act Introduction in the U.S. House of Representatives

Walgreens believes online marketplaces should be accountable for the activity on their platforms and ensure only legitimate goods are sold by verified sellers.

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INFORM Act Aims To Uncover Online Counterfeit, Stolen Goods

INFORM Act Aims To Uncover Online Counterfeit, Stolen Goods

While online marketplaces attract more and more consumers as a result of the pandemic, it’s critical for consumers to know who they are buying consumer products from.

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Retailers back proposed INFORM Consumers Act targeting organized crime

Retailers back proposed INFORM Consumers Act targeting organized crime

Legislation has been introduced that targets organized retail crime and would shed light on certain sellers by requiring online retailers to verify high-volume sellers.

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U.S. Signals Crackdown on Counterfeit Goods Sold Online

U.S. Signals Crackdown on Counterfeit Goods Sold Online

WSJ investigates how unsafe products, including children's products and toys, have become available for purchase.

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RILA Encourages E&C Members to Back INFORM Consumers Act

RILA Encourages E&C Members to Back INFORM Consumers Act

Letter to House Committee on Energy & Commerce regarding counterfeit and stolen goods sold online.

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Toy Association Applauds Introduction of INFORM Consumers Act to Combat Counterfeits

Toy Association Applauds Introduction of INFORM Consumers Act to Combat Counterfeits

The Toy Association applauds introduction of the INFORM Consumers Act which would require online marketplaces to disclose certain verified information regarding high-volume third-party sellers of consumer products, such as toys.

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TRACIT endorses INFORM Consumers Act

TRACIT endorses INFORM Consumers Act

The Transnational Alliance to Combat Illicit Trade (TRACIT) endorsed the introduction of new legislation to combat the online sale of stolen, counterfeit, and dangerous consumer products.

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Online Marketplaces Should be Required to Verify Sellers Information

Online Marketplaces Should be Required to Verify Sellers Information

The Retail Industry Leaders Association announced its support for the INFORM Consumers Act, which will require common-sense disclosures and accountability from big tech platforms like Amazon.com who increasingly sell products from third party sellers on their websites.

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“The INFORM Consumers Act will provide much needed transparency of online marketplaces. If platforms like Amazon and eBay start improving the verification of third-party sellers, then they’ll be taking a giant step in protecting consumers from fraud, counterfeiting and other forms of illicit trade.”

Jeffrey Hardy
  • Director General
  • The Transnational Alliance to Combat Illicit Trade

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