An initial informational investigation revealed the following:
- A group was discovered on social media, Vkontakte, which was dedicated to offering dubious products
- Profiles of group administrators were identified in the group, and they were identified
- There were photos in the group posted by these administrators, showing storage rooms with pallets of target products
- One of the photos revealed a car of one of the participants loaded with products. The car registration number was also visible in the photo, which helped identify one of the administrators
In a detailed study of the photos of the finished products presented in the group in the warehouse, it was found that one of them had geo-tags. By coordinates, it was possible to establish the actual address of the
All collected information was transferred to work offline. Our experts established contact with the violators, and thanks to the knowledge of the address of the warehouse of the sellers, it was possible to coordinate the
purchase with them directly. The counterfeiting of the products offered was confirmed, as well as the availability of the wholesale quantity of counterfeit products in the warehouse of violators.