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It's fake merchandise, much of which is made overseas, that agents say is hurting Alabama's economy.

The Elmore County Sheriff's Office helped with the raid. Sheriff Bill Franklin tells us his office was contacted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement four months ago and offered to help in any way they could. He says although there are many who know Adidas Basketball Shoes Navy Blue

when they're buying fake goods, he believes there are also some who are being ripped off unknowingly.

"These retail stores, it's taking away from businesses and also cuts jobs because if you're not going into the retail store to buy things then people are not going to have jobs," says Montgomery resident Felicia Rose.

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Others say they just use common sense.

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the site of a federal raid, with more than 100 agents confiscating what they say were counterfeit goods. Some say they're pleased with the big bust.

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Agents say they found more than 30 trademarks infringed at the flea market and roughly 50 vendors selling fake products. Two people were also arrested on charges of immigration violation during the raid.

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So, how can you tell if it's the real thing? Bryan Cox with the Department of Homeland Security gives an example with a commonly sold item.

Elmore County's Santuck Flea Market is open for business on the first Saturday of every month, with vendors selling everything from area rugs to electronics. But the Flea Market was just Adidas Crazylight Boost 2018 Low

"As you can see it's an Alabama football hat but when you flip it over, the hologram Adidas Pro Model Basketball Shoes 2009 is Major League Baseball. Well Alabama is NCAA not a Major League Baseball team and on the inside of the hat, which again is an Alabama hat, it has a Major League Baseball merchandise tag.

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says Cox. "They pay taxes, they employ workers and they support the overall healthy economy."

"Every dollar that goes toward counterfeit merchandise is a dollar that's essentially stolen from legitimate vendors," Adidas Climacool Trainers Jd

"If you look at a Coach bag and they tell you it's forty dollars and you know if you go in Dillards the coach bag is 400 dollars, you've got to know it's fake," says Rose.

"You've probably got just as many people that are upset that they thought they were buying the real thing."

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