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Amazon destroyed more than 2 million counterfeit products last year

May 11, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Amazon destroyed more than 2 million suspected counterfeit products that third-party sellers sent to its fulfillment centers last year as part of a crackdown on counterfeit merchandise on its website.

New York (CNN Business)Amazon destroyed more than 2 million suspected counterfeit products that third-party sellers sent to its fulfillment centers last year as part of a crackdown on counterfeit merchandise on its website.

The numbers were released Monday in Amazon's first report documenting the company's efforts to block counterfeits from appearing on its online marketplace.

Amazon said in its report that the pandemic, which caused more consumers to shop online, spurred more attempts by "bad actors" to offer counterfeit products.

Fewer than 0. 01% of products sold on Amazon received a counterfeit complaint from customers, the company said.

Amazon has faced criticism from lawmakers over counterfeit products in recent years, and a bipartisan group of US senators recently introduced legislation to try to limit counterfeit merchandise from appearing on online retail platforms.

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