Counterfeit goods warning issued

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Embargoed to 0001 Friday December 6Higher Officer Sean Gigg of the Border Force inspects a warehouse full of seized counterfeit goods at Southampton docks. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday December 5, 2013. Border Force and Trading Standards have today launched a public campaign warning festive shoppers to be careful about what they buy and where they buy it from to avoid fuelling the illegal trade in counterfeit goods. Photo credit should read: Chris Ison/PA Wire
Embargoed to 0001 Friday December 6Higher Officer Sean Gigg of the Border Force inspects a warehouse full of seized counterfeit goods at Southampton docks. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday December 5, 2013. Border Force and Trading Standards have today launched a public campaign warning festive shoppers to be careful about what they buy and where they buy it from to avoid fuelling the illegal trade in counterfeit goods. Photo credit should read: Chris Ison/PA Wire

%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%Festive shoppers are being warned to avoid fuelling the illegal trade in counterfeit goods this Christmas.

Consumers should take extra care about what and where they buy items parading as luxury brands like Louis Vuitton or Armani but at rock bottom prices on the internet or in markets, the Border Force said.