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Counterfeit Giants gear being closed for business | Bay City News

Federal agents in the past week confiscated about 1,200 counterfeit San Francisco Giants T-shirts being sold by illegal street vendors trying to take advantage of the team’s World Series run, U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials said today.

The shirts, which celebrated the Giants’ victory in the National League Championship Series, were taken by plainclothes agents who encountered vendors outside ATT Park and elsewhere in the city, Assistant Special Agent in Charge Anthony Ho said.

Ho said the shirts, which were sold for $20 each, are identifiable as counterfeits because of their poor quality and lack of hologram stickers placed by legitimate manufacturers.

Agents also confiscated 109 baseball hats and 69 knit caps, he said.

The announcement of the seizure is part of an effort by the Department of Homeland Security to educate people about the importance of avoiding buying counterfeit products.

“I think the fans are enthused, and I think that’s a good thing,

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