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European, US authorities have seized control of 690 websites selling counterfeit goods
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, December 2, 2013 10:05 AM EST
Europol says American and European authorities have taken control of 690 websites that were selling counterfeit merchandise.
ICE director John Sandweg said in a statement that "counterfeiters take advantage of the holiday spirit of shoppers around the world and sell cheap fakes to unsuspecting consumers everywhere."
Common articles sold on the sites included headphones, sports jerseys, grooming products, shoes and electronics.
Visitors to the 297 domains seized in the U.S. and 393 others in Britain, France, Spain, Romania, Hungary, Denmark, Belgium and Hong Kong will be redirected to a warning notice.