The previous operators of this website were found to be selling replica goods in violation of United States Federal law.
A court ordered this domain name transferred to Chanel and Louis Vuitton and awarded them damages of more than $1,000,000.00 against the website operators.
Chanel continuously monitors the Internet and auction websites and takes action where appropriate including but not limited to filing civil lawsuits and lodging criminal complaints against counterfeiters.
Replicas are counterfeit products manufactured and distributed illegally by criminal enterprises around the world.
Selling replicas is illegal. The manufacturing and distribution of replicas is also illegal. Online shopping websites selling replicas are widespread, disregarding many of our laws.
It is illegal to export or import counterfeit items, such as when a replica Chanel handbag is purchased online from a replica website being delivered from China. It is illegal to bring any counterfeit goods into the country. This includes any goods entering the border via passenger baggage, international mail, express courier, wholesale shipments, and commercial cargo. All parcels identified by customs as counterfeit are stopped at the border and are not delivered.
Replicas never achieve the level of integrity and distinction that the genuine will. Replicas are fakes manufactured with low-grade inferior materials combined with poor workmanship. Replicas are not created, manufactured, sold, serviced or supported in any way by Chanel.
Problematic issues arising from the purchase of a replica Chanel bag will result in finding little or no recourse to resolve the problem. Buyers are likely to be left behind in the aftermath and 100% responsible to try to resolve it on their own.
There is a plethora of online presence of counterfeit and scam websites. Many sellers are online for just a short while, as little as a few months. Many own numerous domain names used to move on to quickly if necessary, sometimes within a few weeks. Some use multiple email addresses and phone numbers that eventually lead to nowhere. Some use small print (sometimes in Chinese) that the merchandise is fake. Some require payment via Western Union only, or require other illegal methods of payment. Some insist on chat line only as their method of communication. Caution should be used when encountering such websites.
Purchasing a fake Chanel bag adds to supporting the further progression of crimes. Buying a replica supports expansion and growth of international organized criminal organizations with profits made on ill-conceived counterfeit products. Whether the purchase is from a foreign or domestic online shop, all replicas are sourced from illegal counterfeiting networks.
The magnitude of counterfeiting criminal activity is substantial.
During the holiday season of 2011, during the months of November and December, the ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) Homeland Security Investigations reported seizure of $76.8 million worth of counterfeit goods.
Along with its partners, including the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, state and local law enforcement, and the community, ICE reported conducting inspections at U.S. ports of entry. As a result, ICE announced that 327,000 counterfeit items were seized, and many individuals were caught, arrested and charged.
Buying replicas feed the persistent efforts by counterfeit organizations to take advantage of anyone who will allow it. Counterfeiters disregard the law and many of them are found to be engaged in other criminal activity such as personal identity theft, fraud, and terrorism.
The best way to counter the progression of serious crimes, is to be vigilant by purchasing only the genuine.
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