As part of that investigation, authorities have seized 190 domain names “designed to entice shoppers looking to purchase well-known brand-name goods.” Consumers searching for branded products were often redirected to a host Web site, which authorities said was set up to dupe them into buying bogus goods.
“Web sites are valuable assets that are critical to the success of companies competing for business today,” said Brian M. Moskowitz, special agent in charge of HSI Houston. “Unfortunately, they can also be manipulated to support illegal activity.”
The operation is part of a broader investigation known as “In Our Sites,” which began more than two years ago. Under IOS, officials have seized 1,719 domain names and, of those, more than 690 have been forfeited to the U.S. government.
Alberta Ferretti's "Rainbow Week" sweaters are back. The designer closed her #MFW show with a few day-of-the-week sweaters, which first debuted on the catwalk last January as part of the pre-fall 2017 collection. #wwdfashion (📷: @delphineachard)