Buyer beware - against fake goods

Toys, clothes, perfume, make-up, even bottles of alcohol... they're the sorts of things we buy as Christmas presents. The problem is, they can also be counterfeit.

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Counterfeit goods - ITV Anglia investigation

Christmas shopping can be stressful, and it's not helped by the prospect of buying something shoddy or even dangerous. Last night, we reported on the problems surrounding counterfeit goods.

Tonight, we look at what's being done to stop them being sold in our region, and ask how we can spot the real deal from the rip off. Here's the second of Lauren Hall's reports:

Christmas shoppers warned about fake goods

With just three weekends to go before Christmas, most of us will be on the hunt for presents - and for bargains. But things aren't always what they seem.

In the past three years, trading standards in the Anglia region have seized more than 200,000 counterfeit items. And while fake goods might prove to be a disappointment, they can also be dangerous. Watch the first of Lauren Hall's two special reports.


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