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Christmas shoppers are being warned about fake goods after more than £1.5 million worth of counterfeit Calvin Klein underpants smuggled into Britain were among thousands of items seized by Border Force officers.
Facebook has been criticised by Trading Standards over its failure to stop counterfeit designer goods being sold online.
Over 20,520 internet domain names seized for selling counterfeits
People are being urged to beware of fake products and websites in the run-up to Christmas.
Shoppers are being warned about websites selling fake goods in the run up to Christmas.
The global counterfeit goods industry is said to be worth nearly £380 billion a year, according to the OECD, and the supply of fake products inevitably increases around major seasonal sales periods.
More than £300,000 worth of suspected counterfeit goods have been seized during a raid on a house in Newcastle. Trading Standards went to the house after a tip-off from someone who had spotted them advertised on social media.
Gang lured by promise of easy money in scams which they thought would go undetected
During the search, officers seized circumvention devices, which when inserted into Nintendo video consoles, provide the purchaser with illegal free access to hundreds of pirate copies of Nintendo video games.
Macmillan Cancer Support has hired a digital nurse specialist amid concern that patients are increasingly turning to websites promoting bogus cures and false information.
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