Last Tuesday over $4,000 worth of counterfeit Nike shoes were seized at the Port Vicksburg by Customs and Border Protection agents.
The seized shoes included knock off Air Max, Air Jordans and Balenciagas . Officers said the shoes came in four separate cartons marked “casual shoes” that came from Hong Kong and were destined for a location in Mississippi.
According to a press release from CBP, “A legitimate pair of Balenciago shoes can potentially sell for anywhere between $700 and $1,000 online, while Nike Air Jordans can cost as little as $100, and up to $1,000. Consumers shopping online, especially during this upcoming holiday season, are eventually likely to encounter fraudulent sellers.”
Counterfeit brand-name shoes is a multi-million dollar criminal industry that preys on consumers looking for deals,” said CBP Vicksburg/Jackson Port Director Michael Morris. “It’s best to keep in mind that if a product seems too good for the price, it may not be legitimate.”
For more information on counterfeit goods, visit fakegoodsrealdangers. Consumers who know of, or believe they have been a victim of, fraudulent activity can report the violation to e-Allegations Online Trade Violation Reporting System or 1-800-BE-ALERT. They may also call the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center at iprcenter.gov/referral or by telephone at 1-866-IPR-2060.