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Selling fake goods clearly stated online [Advice Please]

Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by Revolate, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. Revolate

    Revolate Regular Member

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    Well in short this is what I would like to do:

    Import fake goods from China, sell them in the UK on a website.

    I'm assuming this is some what illigal. But please note my buyers are actually wanting to buy the fake brands.

    How would I go about registering a domain name in a fake name also do I use offshore hosting? What about banking etc.

    All advice would be greatly received.

    I'm sure I could make a good few thousand if I pull this off properly.

    Cheers,
     
  2. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    Highly illegal and you would have trading standards on your case in no time.
    The fact people want to buy the goods is no defence.
    Advertising that you want to do this on a public forum is not a good idea.
    (posting in Jr VIP might have been better)
    Obviously there are ways round this but if you try to circumvent the law then you have to be ready for the consequences.

    http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/fraud_protection/counterfeit_goods
    http://www.adviceguide.org.uk/scotl..._are_not_as_described_e/counterfeit_goods.htm
    http://www.tradingstandards.gov.uk/
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trading_Standards_Institute
    http://www.tradingstandards.gov.uk/policy/policy-pressitem.cfm/newsid/248
     
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  3. amy0706

    amy0706 Newbie

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    i have some exps :p . PM me for details with your skype id
     
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    my sky~ID dallas201306
     
  5. GiorgioB

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    Selling counterfeit goods is considered a criminal offence similar to selling drugs,... we're in another league than black hat.

    however the main issue is shipping from China to the UK. customs will check a high percentage (not all) of the parcels, especially coming from china, and the bigger the parcel, the higher chance it has of getting intercepted.

    It can be done, and it can be very lucrative, but well, so can selling drugs. Also, there are people (mafia basically) already doing this kind of business on a much more organized scale, including bribing customs agents and using makeshift shipping methods. personaly wouldn't recommend this kind of business.
     
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    GiorgioB Supreme Member

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    actually, once/if you receive the goods, you'd be better off flogging them on ebay as 'genuine' products rather than publicly advertising them as counterfeit...
     
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    yeah they do raids in our area all the time. That is when I discovered even having them in your possession (not selling or advertising) is a felony. What was comical (to me at least) was our local PD confiscated about a 1000 pairs of knock off shoes from a local Quick Mart (7-11 type store) and jailed the owners for trademark infringement charges (a whole stack of them). About 2 months later the PD gave away all the knock-off shoes at the High School which is illegal but the PD and public saw this as a good thing. I'm sure Nike and other brands wouldn't see it the same way.