Toxic fake makeup sold online: protect yourself

Sarah Coles
Cardiff Crown Court
Cardiff Crown Court

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Leanne Wetheim, 24, of Gilwern, Wales was given an eight month suspended prison sentence, ordered to do 160 hours community service and pay costs of £2,000 by Cardiff Crown Court, for selling fake designer makeup online. Some of the counterfeit cosmetics contained dangerous levels of lead.

So what was she doing, and how can you avoid being a victim of online fakes?