Faux items bought on social media are seized

Seized counterfeit goods

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Buying and selling Requirements

Counterfeit items being bought by merchants utilizing Fb and Instagram have been seized throughout a sequence of raids.

Hundreds of things together with harmful cosmetics, electrical merchandise and chargers have been seized.

Counterfeit footwear, leather-based items and tobacco have been additionally present in varied raids throughout the UK.

The operation, led by the Buying and selling Requirements e-crime group, focused markets the place the suppliers of those merchants have been thought to function.

The raids have been the results of intelligence work together with info recovered from cellphones and satellite tv for pc navigation methods discovered throughout earlier raids.

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“When criminals infiltrate and undermine social media platforms akin to Fb and Instagram shoppers are put prone to harm and hurt,” mentioned Graham Mogg, who chairs the Anti-Counterfeiting Group.

“Focusing on the wholesale suppliers at markets and retail premises, in addition to the merchants working on social media, has eliminated tens of 1000’s of unsafe and different counterfeit items from the market place.”

Particulars have been launched on the identical day as Christmas shoppers were warned to check their presents after a raft of pretend items have been seized on their manner into the UK.

Greater than 83,000 gadgets have been confiscated by the Border Power at airports in a single operation over six days in December.