Feds Seize $400,000 In Counterfeit NFL Goods In New Jersey

NEWARK, NJ (CBSNewYork) – Homeland Security investigators have been busy the past couple weeks, rounding up counterfeit Giants and other NFL goods at local ports and postal facilities.

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Counterfeit Giants and Eagles jerseys do have tell-tale signs.

“See this patch,” said acting agent in charge of the Newark office Andrew McLees. “On a legitimate jersey, that would go all the way around.”

Thiose are examples of fake NFL products seized after the Giants won the NFC championship.

“In less than two weeks, we’ve seized over $400,000 worth,” he said Thursday. “The consumer thinks they’re getting a good deal, paying less money for something that they would otherwise pay more for. In reality, there’s a couple of problems here.”

He says the product quality is often bad and these items, usually made overseas, cost American jobs.

So, with the Super Bowl this Sunday, be careful where you get your merchandise.

  • Rob

    Real or fake… ALL merchandise is made abroad. There is no net American jobs gained. Total BS comment. Only people who make money are the manufacturers and NFL selling OVERPRICED licensed products. In any case, fake is bad. But please do not make it sound like you are doing it to save American jobs!

  • Yams

    How is this costing Americans jobs. The authentic jerseys are made in Honduras not America.

    • KPMc

      Good point Yams. Nice catch. I missed that one because i was already consumed by the fact this was done by DHS.

      DHS.. making Americans safe from badly made t-shirts.

      Heres to the Heroes!

  • KPMc

    Ummm… THIS is why we created Homeland Security and gave them never-before-heard of powers? To confiscate knockoffs and help multi-billion dollar businesses protect their profits?

    I feel much safer now that a polyester knockoff t-shirt can’t terrorize me by irritating my nipples,

    Am I the only one that doesn’t understand this? Don’t we have FBI, FTC and countless other local law enforcement agencies that handle this sort of thing?

  • Bullett

    Bet they were headed to the Meadowlands flea market, right under the banner of our beloved Giants.

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