Are Some Of The CD's You Get Thru Amazon Counterfeit?

An 'Age-Old Problem' is addressed by the retail giant

August 22, 2019

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A troubling new report from the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) claims that up to 25% of CD sales 'fulfilled by Amazon' are counterfeit. It's also been reported that a full 100% of box sets being sold are fake. Amazon is NOT the only e-commerce vendor to be affected, as the report notes similar counterfeit sales on eBay and AliExpress. While those 2 companies have yet to respond to the report's findings, Amazon has already issued a (lengthy) statement that, while not addressing the specific claim by the RIAA, does go into great detail about the company's efforts overall to battle counterfeit products. Here is part of Amazon's official statement: Our customers expect that when they make a purchase through Amazon’s store—either directly from Amazon or from one of its millions of third-party sellers—they will receive authentic products. Amazon strictly prohibits the sale of counterfeit products and we invest heavily in both funds and company energy to ensure our policy is followed. We work with and empower brands through programs like Brand Registry, Transparency, and Project Zero to ensure only authentic products are sold in our stores. We investigate any claim of counterfeit thoroughly, including removing the item, permanently removing the bad actor, pursuing legal action or working with law enforcement as appropriate. Customers are always protected by our A-to-Z Guarantee. If a product doesn’t arrive or isn’t as advertised, customers can contact our customer support for a full refund of their order. Counterfeit is an age-old problem, but one that we will continue to fight and innovate on to protect customers, brands, and sellers. You can read more about the report HERE.