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Amazon to share more information on counterfeit goods with police

The e-commerce giant is more aggressively cracking down on fakes on its platform.


Amazon is working to tackle counterfeits by sharing more information with law enforcement. 

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Amazon will ramp up its crackdown on counterfeit goods by sharing more data with law enforcement. The e-commerce giant has faced criticism for how it handles the sale of fakes on its platform. Reuters reported the news earlier Monday. 

Previously, Amazon would flag counterfeit sellers to authorities when it felt it had enough data for police to go after the perpetrator, according to Reuters. Now, the e-commerce giant will report the seller's name, company name, product and contact information to law enforcement after it confirms a seller provided counterfeit products, it shuts down their account, and if the account holder fails to appeal to the company. 

Amazon has met with government authorities and "related organizations" in recent weeks about the new reporting strategy, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters. 

In its battle against knockoffs, Amazon has previously sued counterfeit sellers and created a registry for companies to list their logos and intellectual property, allowing the company to remove listings and potentially close seller accounts if counterfeits are found. 

Amazon declined to comment.