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image from sellerengine.comA2IM, the U.S. indie music trade group, has issued a rare and unusually strong warning to be on the lookout for look alike counterfeit CDs for sale on Amazon.

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The Association of Independent Music has issued a warning regarding a "serious counterfeit operation selling large numbers of CDs" using Amazon’s FBA (Fulfilled by Amazon) system.

A2IM"It appears that this product is manufactured in China, but is almost indistinguishable from the genuine article to the extent that even the legitimate manufacturer cannot tell without very close examination.

The pirates are pricing slightly below the legitimate product and getting the “buy box” on Amazon. This enables them to take over sales, leaving the real thing on Amazon’s shelves and depriving artists, writers, labels, publishers, and distributors of any revenue from those sales.

Please note: The counterfeiter seems to be targeting fast moving recent releases and is able to bring illicit copy CDs to market within about two weeks of release date."

Here, the seller is CALLAway, though the counterfeiters are using multiple store names. By undercutting the Amazon price by 4 cents, they get the site's Buy button.

image from a2im.org

 

If you identify any product as counterfeit, please notify A2IM immediately and retain any evidence. More details on the operation and how to report counterfeits here.

Here is a partial list that A2IM has identified as counterfeit seller, but they change names regularly:

A10YBCPZOAKK99 StraightSmile
A17ZLUJAZPSSYE LOGICALL MUSIC
A2RZCDC6ENQV26 Bale’s Shop
AI2J9II0XX347 PARTY TRAIN
A3PQQDMWKRXXEK Foxx Style
A6AVAN9OKTAUE MAXBEST LCC
A1U6AWLEWGKCKR Face Down S UP
A3TDSCL69WTTVA PLAY II STOP
AD45JP7WY4OE9 XSChang
A2O5S0U7KAPZK5 NIONBOINT
AW30X3A9F0PYV Grall Noll
A1G46UXCNJJJF4 Olando MusiCat
A1RM4H36VK04EE DRAM WALK
A8S485S36TD6S House & House
A2CSA5SB12MAQT XOSNEPAPH
AUQYAYYX4AFWS SkySnow coltd
A2P7NWEXFM54HG ROCK FOREVER
A3U3I0GX2RJB2U CALLAway
A3KZ8UWDOGCHE9 MINE TOOOL
A2G4YX78U6SKG2 LayLazy
AVLNF2F2JLNM4 KING AUTO
A22U97XYYCFC89 Since Moon
A2MWG51APOQ6DG TMEOE SHOP
AQ1Y1IL76PNOJ ENTER Way
A1CUDC15KHE4GW RED SEA SALT
A1U8K4IPBMOOME STAR TALK
AAYH9RZOJF8NV HAWAIII STAR NIGHT
A39CRZ1Q401DAG MercuryBig
AV1TXR7YS5LIR MusicWorld8
A3S7C831J3HSC6 Nice Mation
A23Z8RWU9RD218 HollyFire
A2JFDE373V4Q1Q Hey Dude
A2KKQIJ9D63LAT Queenben ONE
A2KEY18A0M2E6N UK OS Seller
AXYHQZG0Q3CFT XONI WYOH
A1GKHV6I4YHBEW BlackBell
A1S0PLA7RTO887 GreenSKY WD
ADRWBZNOI5JD4 Music Choice
A29XH2ZJDFLZW1 BoBoBo
A9JZGTFWSZ3XU Monster_Music
A134URF8R1MDNP Movi Store
A157V5GARWCHQJ Miss pretty
A1I2PJF7MCP0PH ELLA SHOPPING MALL
A1VROKLXEKPXJ1 BetterVoice
AMQW9DBA0WI4C August ONEDY
A3B56EU228XI51 DiscWorld
A2PRSZ75WF6Y3H Villamor
A196HOLPZF3H71 DSXIN POINT
A1L75PET4L3MOY Say What Say What
A3A68RZ65W1GHK Coconut MUSIC
A54GIJFNF9RPP PVTR MOIN
A2QKGQ9KY3WE27 RNECNONER
A2NWH0NWPV95P1 GariousiTM

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