Customs officials seize $1M in phony Super Bowl rings, including Eagles rings

PHILADELPHIA (AP/WTXF) -- Federal authorities say they have intercepted a shipment of 108 phony replica Super Bowl rings representing many past champion teams, including the Philadelphia Eagles.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials say the rings were found in an express consignment parcel that arrived June 18 from Hong Kong marked as alloy rings.

Customs officials say the NFL confirmed that the rings were phony. Officials say an authorized replica of a Super Bowl ring can cost $10,000 but counterfeit ones are offered on the internet for $25.

The deal sounds too good to be true, and it is," the CBP said in a press release. "The rings are counterfeit, and stand a good chance of being seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection trade enforcement officers."

Trade enforcement officers noted "poor craftsmanship" and detained the rings to verify their authenticity with the National Football League, the trademark holder. 

Anyone with information concerning counterfeit merchandise illegally imported into the United States is encouraged to submit an anonymous report through the CBP's e-Allegations Online Trade Violation Reporting System.

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