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Amazon and Alibaba team up with US law enforcement to tackle sharp rise in COVID-19 fraud

May 7, 2020

Via: Charged

Amazon and Alibaba have both partnered with law enforcement agencies to help tackle the rise in coronavirus-related ecommerce fraud.

Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) has joined forces with the world’s two largest ecommerce companies for a new public-private partnership aimed at combatting a worrying rise in criminals who are attempting to profit from the pandemic.

Alongside the HIS’ National Intellectual Property Right Coordination Centre (IPR Centre) investigators, the brands are working to investigate and prosecute those selling counterfeit pharmaceutical and PPE equipment, alongside items making false claims about their medical efficacy.

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