Counterfeit Items sold on Amazon during the 2012 Holiday Season

During the 2012 Holiday Season, the Consumer Fraud Center estimates  between $110 Million to $140 Million worth of counterfeit goods were sold on Amazon.com.

A popular hair-straighter company is filling a lawsuit against the shopping website claiming that over 20,000 fake hair-straighteners have been sold on its website that have violated their trademark.

Source:  “Customers Get Burned By Counterfeit Goods From Amazon’s Marketplace,” CBS Los Angeles, February 18, 2013.