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Louis Vuitton Obsession: Domain Seizure Reminds Us of Five Things You Shouldn't Buy Online from Random Websites

Louis Vuitton Obsession: Domain Seizure Reminds Us of Five Things You Shouldn't Buy Online from Random Websites

As part of the continued crackdown on counterfeit merchandise websites, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations announced in a release that it seized 89 Internet domain names last week. Of those 89, a whopping 78 were related to Louis Vuitton, the high-end handbag seller. This was all part of the government's Project Cyber Monday, "an operation coordinated by the HSI-led National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) in Washington, D.C.," according to the press release. That's great except, 78 domain names related to Louis Vuitton? What that tells me is that a lot more people are buying counterfeit handbags on weird websites than should be. This is not a shocker, however. People still fall for Nigerian prince scams and that's the dumbest, oldest and most joked about scam in history. So, in case you are one of thos...

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