Now there is a way to fight back against fake designer handbags - report them! The International Anticounterfeiting Coalition is an organization devoted to wiping out all counterfeiting worldwide, which cost legitimate businesses an estimated 600 billion dollars per year. Just over the last 5 years, seizure of fake goods has increased by 5 fold at our ports and borders with China being the biggest exporter.
An important member of this counterfeiting squad is Rob Holmes, who works for IP CyberCrime, which is heavily involved in the enforcement program. Mr. Holmes has been investigating counterfeit goods online since 1995 and his company has been instrumental so far in seizing 1 billion dollars in goods and has received 100 million dollars in judgements from counterfeiters.
IP CyberCrime has also been involved in helping the online auction site E-Bay to develop a policy to help stop counterfeit goods and to protect unsuspecting buyers from shady dealers. IP CyberCrime would make undercover buys and track sellers trying to pass off fake designer handbags as the real thing, as well as collect evidence.
Did someone sell you a fake designer bag and claim it was a genuine designer purse? You have the option of fighting back by reporting your transaction at the International Anticounterfeiting Coalition website. Your confidentiality is assured and you can help in the effort to stamp our counterfeiters.