British Police With Nominet Help Shuts 1,800 Websites

British police with the cooperation of Nominet, the registry for .UK domain names, have shut down 1,800 websites selling counterfeit or non-existent goods, BBC News reports.According to the report, “the websites were offering items including Premier League tickets, Ugg boots, Tiffany jewellery and Timberland clothing.””Shoppers who paid for the goods either received faked items or nothing at all.”The websites were often run by organised crime with the Metropolitan Police saying there had been an upsurge in websites selling counterfeit goods over the Christmas period.Det Insp Paul Hoare said: “The removal of these websites will have prevented numerous victims from falling foul to this type of offence.”As a general rule, if something looks like it is too good to be true, it probably is.”