ATTN: Serious Counterfeit Product Alert

It has come to our attention that there is a serious counterfeit operation selling large numbers of CDs via Amazon’s FBA (Fulfilled by Amazon) system.

It appears that this product is manufactured in China, but is almost indistinguishable from the genuine article to the extent that even the legitimate manufacturer cannot tell without very close examination.

The pirates are pricing slightly below the legitimate product and getting the “buy box” on Amazon. This enables them to take over sales, leaving the real thing on Amazon’s shelves and depriving artists, writers, labels, publishers, and distributors of any revenue from those sales.

Please note: The counterfeiter seems to be targeting fast moving recent releases and is able to bring illicit copy CDs to market within about two weeks of release date.

If you identify any product as counterfeit, please notify us immediately and retain any evidence.

If the label or distributor uses their copyright tool, Amazon will remove the fake product, but they only remove each SKU as it is reported leaving that pirate store’s other counterfeit releases up for sale.

It is worth noting that Amazon groups all products with the same UPC in the same bin, so product bought through the counterfeiter’s stores might result in legitimate product being delivered to the customer but the money will go to the counterfeiters.

Here are a couple of screenshots showing how this works:
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Here you can see the seller is CALLAway in the buy box. The counterfeiters are using multiple store names.

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Here you can see how they are an FBA seller. By undercutting legitimate inventory by $0.04 they are getting the buy box ensuring the legitimate product remains on Amazon’s shelves.

Again, if you identify any product as counterfeit, please notify us immediately and retain any evidence.

Here is a list of stores that are believed to be selling counterfeit product but they change names regularly:

A10YBCPZOAKK99  StraightSmile

A17ZLUJAZPSSYE  LOGICALL MUSIC

A2RZCDC6ENQV26  Bale’s Shop

AI2J9II0XX347   PARTY TRAIN

A3PQQDMWKRXXEK  Foxx Style

A6AVAN9OKTAUE   MAXBEST LCC

A1U6AWLEWGKCKR  Face Down S UP

A3TDSCL69WTTVA  PLAY II STOP

AD45JP7WY4OE9   XSChang

A2O5S0U7KAPZK5  NIONBOINT

AW30X3A9F0PYV   Grall Noll

A1G46UXCNJJJF4  Olando MusiCat

A1RM4H36VK04EE  DRAM WALK

A8S485S36TD6S   House & House

A2CSA5SB12MAQT  XOSNEPAPH

AUQYAYYX4AFWS   SkySnow coltd

A2P7NWEXFM54HG  ROCK FOREVER

A3U3I0GX2RJB2U  CALLAway

A3KZ8UWDOGCHE9  MINE TOOOL

A2G4YX78U6SKG2  LayLazy

AVLNF2F2JLNM4   KING AUTO

A22U97XYYCFC89  Since Moon

A2MWG51APOQ6DG  TMEOE SHOP

AQ1Y1IL76PNOJ   ENTER Way

A1CUDC15KHE4GW  RED SEA SALT

A1U8K4IPBMOOME  STAR TALK

AAYH9RZOJF8NV   HAWAIII STAR NIGHT

A39CRZ1Q401DAG  MercuryBig

AV1TXR7YS5LIR   MusicWorld8

A3S7C831J3HSC6  Nice Mation

A23Z8RWU9RD218  HollyFire

A2JFDE373V4Q1Q  Hey Dude

A2KKQIJ9D63LAT  Queenben ONE

A2KEY18A0M2E6N  UK OS Seller

AXYHQZG0Q3CFT   XONI WYOH

A1GKHV6I4YHBEW  BlackBell

A1S0PLA7RTO887  GreenSKY WD

ADRWBZNOI5JD4   Music Choice

A29XH2ZJDFLZW1  BoBoBo

A9JZGTFWSZ3XU   Monster_Music

A134URF8R1MDNP  Movi Store

A157V5GARWCHQJ  Miss pretty

A1I2PJF7MCP0PH  ELLA SHOPPING MALL

A1VROKLXEKPXJ1  BetterVoice

AMQW9DBA0WI4C   August ONEDY

A3B56EU228XI51  DiscWorld

A2PRSZ75WF6Y3H  Villamor

A196HOLPZF3H71  DSXIN POINT

A1L75PET4L3MOY  Say What Say What

A3A68RZ65W1GHK  Coconut MUSIC

A54GIJFNF9RPP   PVTR MOIN

A2QKGQ9KY3WE27  RNECNONER

A2NWH0NWPV95P1  GariousiTM