Friday, 4 December 2020

ON-LINE counterfeits

UK police took the unusual step of shutting down 1,200 websites set up to fleece customers or to sell counterfeit items. People looking for discounted stuff like Ugg boots, hair-straighteners or jewellery were getting either nothing or shoddy imitations for their cash. 'Operation Papworth' was launched to stop the criminal use of domain names. Read about it here. Police said organised criminal gangs were involved in the trade whose used the funds raised to finance other dodgy activities. It the first police operation of its kind. Now for those .com, .org, .tv...

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