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Online steel today on Cyber Monday what now.
The Fed's -- can actually be crooks trying to steal from you.
Federal investigators -- criminals.
Are tricking people into buying cheap knock offs of designer goods.
It's gamers -- set up fake web site to look like the real deal.
In order to steal shoppers cash today the feds announced a huge bust mistresses all the way to Europe Trace Gallagher following it from our west -- news of this afternoon.
How many web sites and they busted this year Trace.
So -- have a 132 -- here in the United States and over in Europe and every year these web sites begin churning out new products and they look pretty -- I mean you -- one of these things and back in the day it was all about -- and -- -- well now they produce everything from phony cancer drugs -- -- -- for your -- as you can see here -- some very -- and retail -- -- These web site sold products representing 41 different rights holders of US companies.
Everything from -- baby carriers new era hats Nike sneakers -- jewelry Oakley sunglasses and -- soldiers.
Even counterfeit Adobe software was.
By the way those baby carriers they tested those for safety and they fail so clearly.
This stuff you buy -- line by not cubs can cost you a lot more than just your.
Money just so -- website shut down and and a great photo op for the people who shut it down but.
Yeah and immigration and customs enforcement heard John -- there will acknowledge that the criminals are getting pretty good at this and then what happens is they set of these web sites in various countries that put several layers of security.
Underneath these web sites and by the time.
That they get to the bad guys are -- take a look at this by the way this right here is the phony website show I think it is and who got both -- this is the phony website.
And it almost is identical to the real web site for her little baby and the feds say this is a problem was.
The counterfeiters are intentionally.
Mimic or duplicate the feel of the legitimate sites so that they can drive legitimate traffic to their site for that they can get an increasingly large.
Portion both as a legitimate sales.
Themselves and literally rip people off in a way that they had no idea that -- went to account for site.
-- because yet be an expert to notice that this by the way will pop up now if you go on to one of those sites it's been -- they will tell you this thing.
Is no longer in business but the products are getting better and the web sites are getting better which is why people spend a great deal of money.
On phony stuff around the world Trace Gallagher in LA -- thanks -- -- you know if you're getting the real deal.
Well let's bring in our next guest with us now -- -- former head of the FBI's cyber crime investigations Mike -- he's now managing director.
At Alvarez and -- which is a global forensics for how do you know.
That's a tough question when your.
Dealing with someone who's so far away how do you know the product when you can't see it in your hands -- as you can and a brick and mortar type business so.
You really should check out the company in -- ways to do that a lot of a shop online we supplement all of your long not just on the day looking for the great deals.
When you have a deal that looks too good to be true it may be.
Too good to be true and I think that's your first indicator -- if you call a clue if you Google are being a product that you want to buy.
Often you get a lot of retailers -- offered to you and you click on one that has a good price.
How do you know whether that price when you sit there ways to check give me one.
OK when you go to a website.
Email addresses for exchange are actually an address of a legitimate company so.
Usually companies it will take get something back from you will give you legitimate information for returning -- to have return policies.
And some of these people wanted to take a credit card division north credit cards give a little bit of protection.
Would that you wouldn't have just -- -- -- the -- transferring cast electronically so all if they fall they'll take its PayPal that's not good enough.
Well I won't I won't say that -- Pelz not good enough but when it doesn't do when you don't know where that site is going back to and is another way you can just type -- That web site company name and -- complaint and see if there are other complaints online about it.
You can go under the covers of people with that what's called who is command if you're techno file -- if you're a -- to do it.
-- -- you who that company is it registered to so you can see what the Internet site is registered to so -- that is what we also a -- to see who they are -- that will help Mike -- with us Mike thanks very much.
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