Foreign media exclaimed: Foreign sellers could not help but impress China's high imitation seizures!

2018-04-13

     According to foreign media reports, on April 4, the United States, a 28-year-old man, James Pepion, was sentenced for selling thousands of high-impact Nike sports shoes online.

     James Pepion was interested in collecting and reselling Nike shoes during school. Later, James Pepion opened the home appliance company Supplied, selling high-priced limited-edition sports shoes such as Nike and Jordan. For product promotion, besides its own website, James Pepion will also use social networking sites such as Instagram or eBay.

     James Pepion said that at the beginning of the company's business, he obtained products through a serious channel. Before the release of branded sports shoes, he will hire low street vagrants to queue up at the entrance of the store to snap up limited edition sports shoes, and then sell these shoes at a high price.

     However, with the gradual development of the company, James Pepion's guests are more and more, but the number of products is limited, and the situation of insufficiency of supply occurs frequently.

     "I started to be greedy. I want to make more money," Pepion said.

     Pepion turned the target to China's high imitation sellers, from which they imported hundreds of counterfeit Nike shoes and sold them to deceiving customers.

     But not all customers are so fooled. In August 2015, a customer who bought Pepion fake Nike shoes sent an e-mail to Nike and accused Pepion's company of selling counterfeit Nike shoes. Nike did not do anything. .

     Nike then began investigations with the US Immigration Service, the Customs Enforcement Agency, and the Department of Homeland Security.

     According to the survey, from October 2013 to May 2016, the investigators intercepted 55 parcels sent from Asia to Pepion, including 649 pairs of fake Jordan shoes. During the three years from January 2012 to March 2015, Pepion sold a total of 2.6 million US dollars in sales of high imitation sports shoes.

     In addition, court records showed that federal agents raided Pepion’s home in April 2016 and seized 618 counterfeit sports shoes. On the same day, investigators frozen $95,000 in Pepion Bank.

     Prosecutors stated that during the period from June 2013 to September 2015, Pepion paid US$174.46 million to Chinese sellers for the purchase and packaging of fake brand sports shoes.

     In the end, Pepion was sentenced to imprisonment for four months and another three-year supervised release.

     In addition, in addition to the $95,000 that the investigators had previously frozen, Pepion also had to pay Nike’s $50,000 investigation fee.