Bring bad actors to justice

The Amazon Counterfeit Crimes Unit (CCU) works with brands, law enforcement and customers across the globe to stop bad actors and hold them accountable. We want to stop counterfeiters, no matter where they are – both online and offline. We created CCU to pursue these criminals, defend the rights of brand owners, and protect customers and consumers from counterfeit products.

Working together to stop bad actors

Detecting counterfeit globally

We partner closely with brands to collect information about their intellectual property and products. We detect, investigate and remove counterfeit items from our stores and identify bad actors as targets for prosecution all over the world.

Taking action against bad actors

We work closely with brands to stop counterfeiters by conducting investigations, referring cases to law enforcement and pursuing litigation to seize counterfeit products and get justice for right owners.

Disrupting counterfeit networks

Together, we identify and pursue counterfeiters at every link in their supply chain, and manufacturing, distribution, logistics and financial resources. These actions help reclaim illicit funds and deter counterfeiters from continuing their operations in our stores.

Latest news

New partnerships, lawsuits and noteworthy stories about Amazon Counterfeit Crimes Unit.
CCU has an extensive history of protecting brands and taking action to hold bad actors accountable

Amazon’s Counterfeit Crimes Unit files lawsuits against bad actors attempting to use social media to knowingly sell counterfeit luxury items

September 6, 2023
Bad actors attempted to evade Amazon’s controls by listing generic products while purposefully promoting counterfeits on social media channels.

Amazon works with partners to create a world without counterfeits

June 8, 2023
On World Anti-Counterfeiting Day, Amazon reflects on a productive 2023 and acknowledges the continual efforts of its global partners to combat counterfeiters.

Amazon and Canon file joint lawsuit to protect customers and hold counterfeiters accountable

May 10, 2023
Amazon and Canon have filed a joint lawsuit targeting bad actors alleged to have sold counterfeit Canon camera batteries and chargers.

Legal cases

See complaints filed by the Amazon Counterfeit Crimes Unit.

Anti-Counterfeit Cases

Partner brand
Date filed
Amazon files lawsuit against video piracy ring
DVD Shelf
August 22, 2023
Amazon cracks down on counterfeit Fire TV remotes in new lawsuit
Fire TV
July 17, 2023
Therabody and Amazon file a new lawsuit against counterfeiters
June 21, 2023
Amazon and YETI continue the pursuit against counterfeiters with second round of lawsuits
May 22, 2023
Amazon and Canon file joint lawsuit to protect customers and hold counterfeiters accountable
May 10, 2023
Amazon targets multiple bad actors in novel lawsuits, further protecting selling partners from fraud
March 30, 2023
Amazon and Procter & Gamble File Joint Lawsuit Against Counterfeiters
P&G Oral B
November 4, 2022
Amazon and King Technology File Joint Lawsuit Against Counterfeiters
King Technology
August 22, 2022
Amazon, GE and GE Appliances File Joint Lawsuit Against Counterfeiters
GE, and GE Appliances
August 11, 2022
Amazon and 3M File Joint Lawsuit Against Counterfeiters
July 22, 2022
Amazon and PN Medical File Joint Lawsuit Against Counterfeiters
PN Medical
March 31, 2022
Amazon and Streamlight File Joint Lawsuit Against Counterfeiters
October 26, 2021
Amazon and Nite Ize File Joint Lawsuit Against Counterfeiters
Nite Ize
June 26, 2019

Anti-Reviews Abuse Cases

Date filed
Does Operating Facebook Groups
July 19, 2022

Your partner in justice

We use every tool at our disposal to find and remove counterfeit items from our stores.
We work with brands of all sizes, and independently if necessary, to pursue counterfeiters.
Our combined efforts give law enforcement the evidence to stop criminals in their tracks.
Together, we continue to pursue legal consequences against counterfeiters for their actions.

Protect your brand with the power of Amazon



Worldwide counterfeit products were identified, seized and appropriately disposed of by Amazon in 2023, preventing them from harming customers or being resold elsewhere in the supply chain.



Bad actors pursued via litigation and criminal referrals to law enforcement by Amazon’s Counterfeit Crimes Unit.

How do I get started with Counterfeit Crimes Unit?

As a brand, you must:

• Be enrolled in Amazon Brand Registry with an active registered trademark.
Identify that your goods were counterfeited and available on Amazon.

As law enforcement, you must have an open and active investigation that:

Involves counterfeit or potentially counterfeit items.
Establishes good faith that the subject of your investigation is an Amazon seller.
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