Authorities in EU, US Seizes Hundreds of Websites for Selling Counterfeits

Almost 300 in the U.S. and 400 in European countries


Authorities in the United States and Europe collaborated to seize control of 690 websites selling counterfeit merchandise, the European police coordination agency Europol announced Monday.

"These websites were set up to dupe consumers into unknowingly buying counterfeit products," Europol said in a statement. In the operation dubbed "In Our Sites," U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement took down 297 domain names in the United States, while European authorities in Belgium, Denmark, France, Hungary, Romania, Spain and the UK seized 393 domains.