Combating Intellectual
Property Piracy On
the Internet

E-commerce is an incredible tool that is opening doors to new opportunities for businesses and consumers around the world who are using it to their advantage. There are, however, those who wish to use this tool to take advantage of others. At MasterCard, we take a strong stance against fraud and Intellectual Property Piracy and are taking action to help make the Internet a safe place to do business for everyone. Over the past several years, MasterCard partnered with Interpol to help prevent websites from supplying illegal and counterfeit prescription drugs and medicines to consumers. The recent Operation Pangea V covered 100 countries, resulted in 79 arrests, and shut down 18,000 illegal websites.