Warning over fake goods

Fake that: Coun Cynthia Ransome joined trading standards officers with fake goods seized this year.

Fake that: Coun Cynthia Ransome joined trading standards officers with fake goods seized this year.

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THESE are just a few of the thousands of fake items which have been seized by Doncaster trading standards officers this year.

Officials displayed them to alert shoppers this Christmas, as they prepare to carry out spot checks on websites, markets, and car boot sales.

Coun Cynthia Ransome, cabinet member for communities, said: “Fakes goods fund organised crime and can be dangerous to consumers. It may be tempting to buy a pair of counterfeit trainers to save money this Christmas, but chances are they’ll fall apart within weeks.”

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