Valentine’s Day breakups.
Yesterday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) timed their latest website domain raid with the Valentine’s Day holiday in what was dubbed “Operation Broken Hearted”.
ICE seized 18 new domain names which were engaged in the “illegal sale and distribution of counterfeit goods” which follows up on Homeland Security’s massive 82-domain takeover late last year.
The latest roundup affected the following brands: Breitling, Burberry, Chanel, Coach, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Nike, Omega, Patek Philipe, Prada, Rolex , Tiffany & Co. and Timberland.
And here’s the full list of U.S. Homeland Security seized domains in “Operation Broken Hearted”:
CounterKicks searched Google cached pages for each of the seized domains and we can confirm that at least “ECREPLICA.com” had displayed counterfeit Nike sneakers for sale on the site.
The 2011 Valentine’s Day “Operation Broken Hearted” bust is the fourth phase of an ongoing investigation by U.S. Homeland Security named “Operation In Our Sites”.