PIPCU assists in suspending 188 websites selling counterfeit products

Tom Pakinkis

The Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) has assisted in the siezure of 188 domain names that were illegally selling counterfeit merchandise including headphones to consumers online.

The 188 domain names were seized last week as part of project ‘In Our Sites (IOS) - Transatlantic 4’ along with Europol and the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

The websites were set up to dupe consumers into unknowingly buying counterfeit products. The operation was coordinated by Europol ...

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