<h1 class="entry-title">Tag: perfume</h1>

Counterfeit Perfume Seized in City Could Pose Safety Risk

Experts have warned that counterfeit perfume seized in Peterborough could pose a risk to unsuspecting consumers. Peterborough City Council’s trading standards team seized over 400 perfumes from the Wellington Street car boot sale as part of a recent joint operation with brand representatives. Officers are now warning the public to be on the lookout if […]

London Man Jailed for Fraud Offences

TRAP partner Surelock have helped South East Regional Organised Crime Unit secure another successful conviction. The 46 year old has been sentenced to 14 months in prison for selling fake perfume including counterfeit One Direction product. Investigating officer, Det Con Matt Wilson, of SEROCU, said: “We are committed to relentlessly targeting organised criminals with the […]

Going Bargain Hunting This Bank Holiday Weekend? Don’t Fall for Fake Goods Urges Council

SHOPPERS planning to bag bargains at bank holiday markets or car boot sales have been urged to ensure their finds are the real deal to avoid an unhappy weekend. Counterfeit items can prove more than just shoddy imitations, Staffordshire County Council has warned. Hidden dangers can include hazardous chemicals in fake vodka that can lead […]

Fake Make-up Contains Dangerous Concentrations of Poisonous Chemicals

Fraudsters are selling fake make-up containing dangerous levels of poisonous chemicals such as arsenic and lead, consumers were warned yesterday. Fake versions of fashionable cosmetic brands including MAC and Benefit have been found to contain up to 19 times the legal level of lead. Pregnant women and their unborn babies are particularly vulnerable to some […]

Two Jailed for Selling Counterfeit Goods in A Bit of Magic

A man selling fake perfumes, pocketing over £120,000, has been jailed for 16 months. Patrick Morris, 65, operated his online knock-down-priced business “a-bit-of magic.co.uk” from his home in Deal. Alongside him in the counterfeit con was godson James Cumming, 42, who described himself as an online shop manager. Cumming was jailed alongside Morris for six […]