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It seems despite an increased crackdown on traffickers of counterfeit goods, the business of selling fakes is booming more than ever.

While federal and local governments are more aware of the situation than in years past, counterfeiters have become more savvy about being detected, moving from New York City's infamous Canal Street and Santee Alley in Los Angeles (the sites of many busts) to direct-to-customer sales on the Web, as well as mobile shops that are harder to track, according to WWD.

Most of the fake products are coming from China and the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition estimates that these illegal operations cost oft-imitated luxury companies like Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Coach, Burberry, Gucci, and others around $250 billion a year in lost sales, which translates to 750,000 lost jobs.

In 2009, the U.S. Customs & Border Protection found $260.7 million worth of counterfeit goods, most of which was footwear ($99.8 million), followed by handbags and wallets ($21.5 million), apparel (also $21.5 million), watches ($15.53 million), and jewelry ($10.5 million), WWD reports.

According to Kris Buckner, a counterfeit investigator interviewed on CNBC's special "Crime Inc.: Counterfeit Goods," the dangerous end result of buying counterfeit goods is unknown to many customers.

"Sales of counterfeit goods have been tied to street gangs and terrorist organizations," he says. "There's a lot of implications from the sales of counterfeit goods that I don't think the general public knows or understands."

Besides explaining these relationships, the CNBC special chronicles the long battle between New Balance and Chinese counterfeiters and even fake Botox treatments that left a Florida couple fighting for their lives.

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I am sure most of us love shopping online, and sometimes we get too excited when we look for some designer brands at a discounted or good price, that we forget to check if the place we are ordering from is safe or not. The internet is crawling with fakes, knockoffs and counterfeit designer goods. Here is a list of sites
(thank you Hamad-PorscheWorld!) which are known to be bad, so make sure to check here before you buy. By the way, you may notice some of their ads on Facebook, so be careful before you shop:

Scam Sites

http://www.91handbags.com

http://www.adelescloset.com/

http://www.bootspromo.com

http://www.buy-christian-louboutin.com

http://www.buychristianlouboutin.com

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http://www.louboutin-discount-store.com

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http://www.loutouyin.ru/

http://www.luxuryshoesshop.com

http://www.lvmine.com

http://www.madpurchasebay.com

http://www.mall-christian-louboutin.com

http://www.manlolo-blahnik.com/index

https://www.mulberrysale.com

http://www.mybrandstyle.com

http://www.my-christianlouboutin.com

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http://www.onsalemanoloblahnik.com

http://www.parislouboutin.com

http://www.pinkfootware.com

http://www.salelouboutinshoes.com

http://www.sassycute.com

http://www.selllouboutin.com

http://www.shoes-wear.com

http://www.shoppingchristianlouboutin.com

http://www.testlink.com

http://www.thedenimzone.com

http://www.top-christianlouboutins.com

http://ukchristianlouboutins.co.uk

http://www.urbanchristianlouboutin.com/

http://www.victoriaheels.com/index.php

http://www.vogues-shoe.com

http://www.voguesandals.com

http://www.voguesandals.com

http://www.wantapair.com/index.php

http://www.womenofluxury.com
 


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