Washington (MMD Newswire) June 14, 2011 - - U.S. Customs and Border Protection is seizing an increasing number of counterfeit golf products ordered by consumers over the internet. Seizures of counterfeit golf goods have increased by 33 percent from fiscal years 2009 to 2010 and 37 percent in 2009 compared to 2008.
"CBP is sounding the alarm on a growing trend in the purchase of fake golf equipment," said Commissioner Alan D. Bersin. "Consumers should know that purchasing a counterfeit product supports an illegal activity, harms U.S. businesses and takes jobs away from Americans."
Today, the typical golf seizure consists of a set of clubs, a bag, head covers, and maybe a cap. The items usually arrive from China via mail or courier addressed to an individual in the U.S.
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