Have a Fake Free Christmas and Buy Real – video advice from Trading Standards
Highland Council Trading Standards want everyone to have a ‘fake free’ Christmas this year. As part of the Festive Safe Highland campaign consumers can view online some timely advice on how to spot fakes and protect themselves from buying potentially unsafe electrical goods, cosmetics, perfumes and designer clothes. Consumers may unwittingly buy such gifts for friends and family only to find out later that they are fake and also potentially unsafe and harmful if used.
A total of 4 short videos are available to consumers to view on the Highland Council Trading Standards Newspage:
- Cosmetics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ur2KDCWerIw
- Electronics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQPGhoLIVBw
- Footwear https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ck1tbCKP0JA
- How to spot a fake https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iP4MVVv2OJ8
Anyone who thinks they may have recently purchased counterfeit or fake goods to come to speak to us during this campaign or contact the Citizens Advice Helpline on 03454 04 05 06 or visit their website www.citizensadvice.org.uk/scotland/consumer (external link).
Members of the public who spot fake goods being sold can also report their concerns directly to Highland Council Trading Standards at: https://www.highland.gov.uk/counterfeits
Consumers can also visit Highland Council Trading Standards during the Festive Safe Highland campaign on Friday, 21st December 2018 at Falcon Square Entrance, Eastgate Centre, Inverness