Previously a store selling replica Chanel watches appeared on this domain name. To stop the owner of this site from continuing to take advantage of the public, Chanel took legal action. As a result of this action, a Federal Judge ordered the store shut down and the domain name transferred to Chanel’s control. The previous owners of the domain name were also ordered to pay Chanel over $500,000.00 in damages.
Why should I care that I am buying a replica item? No one is being hurt!
- Those selling replicas only sell poor quality products. You may think you are getting a good deal but more often than not the product quickly will break, rip, fade or just fall apart.
- Those selling replica handbags often engage in other unlawful conduct, such as identity theft and failing to deliver goods that were paid for.
- Those selling replica handbags may be part of organized crime networks or terrorist groups, with profits often used to support their activities.
- Those selling replica handbags do not pay taxes, leading to millions of dollars in lost revenues that would otherwise go to cities and states from the sale of legitimate goods.
How do I know if the product is a replica?
- If the deal is too good to be true you are probably being sold a replica.
- If you buy a “Chanel” product through an unauthorized dealer, you could be purchasing a poor quality replica. Chanel distributes its products only through authorized outlets. Most authorized outlets are listed at www.chanel.com.
- If a product bearing the Chanel mark or CC monogram is advertised as being of “AAA quality” or as a “replica”, the product is fake and is illegal. The fact that there may be postings for such items on the Internet does not make them legal.