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Not-so-real deal: Counterfeit goods worth $95m seized in Louisville in last 88 days — Buyer Beware!

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today As the holiday shopping season approaches, U.S. Customs and Border Protection says, “buyer beware,” and is warning consumers to be aware of counterfeit goods. As an idea of the scope of the problem, during an 88-day period, from Sept. 1 to Nov. 27, CBP officers in Louisville seized 164 shipments containing counterfeit goods worth more than $95 million, a 75% increase...

Counterfeit items, including NFL Super Bowl jerseys, seized in Louisville, Cincy operations

A recent U.S. Customs and Border Protection operation at the express consignment hubs of UPS in Louisville and DHL in Cincinnati has netted more than $3.4 million in counterfeit items including counterfeit 2013 NFL Super Bowl team jerseys, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.   A recent U.S. Customs and Border Protection enforcement operation at Louisville and Cincinnati express...