29th November 2015

What type of goods are faked?


You may be surprised by the huge range of goods being faked these days. It is not just DVDs and designer wear. These are some of the things London Trading Standards have found being faked:

  • antiques, artwork and books
  • bags, luggage, belts and purses
  • batteries
  • car parts
  • cigarettes and tobacco
  • condoms
  • cosmetics (soaps, perfumes, toothpaste etc.)
  • software, games and game consoles
  • electrical items (e.g. hair straighteners)
  • jewellery and watches
  • lighters
  • medicines and patent drugs
  • mobile phones, chargers and accessories
  • power tools
  • razors
  • soft drinks, spirits and champagne
  • sports equipment and sportswear
  • sunglasses
  • washing powder

Van of counterfeit goods

Counterfeit bag