Fraudsters, who create duplicate copies of websites using brands of Russian manufacturers, mislead clients from official resources. Their activity affects company's reputation, which is especially sensitive for companies that operate in a highly competitive industry.
of consumer goods on the Russian market are contraband and counterfeit
was awarded to a British company Carte Blanche Greetings Ltd in the lawsuit against a Russian company that produced fake bears similar to Tatty Taddy
is a volume of counterfeit goods market in Russia
of fake goods originate from China, about one third of counterfeit goods are sourced from Hong Kong
Brand Protection Case
A criminal group, acting since 2015, creates fake websites impersonating Russian manufacturers, substituting only contact details. After a fraudulent website is created, criminals try to attract users to the fraudulent resource using spam mailouts and targeted advertising in search engines. The goal is to pretend supplying goods and then quickly disappear once the money is collected.
Cyber-fraudsters mislead clients from official resources, and can seriously damage reputation of legitimate manufacturers, forcing them to manage complaints of potential customers.
In addition to standard fraud monitoring and blockage services, CERT-GIB has competencies to identify owners of illegitimate resources, and in some cases block not only websites but also phone numbers and emails used to commit fraud.