Lincs Trading Standards are actively tracking down online criminals including people who are selling fake goods on Facebook.
Rebecca Coulson, senior trading standards officer at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “Just because you sell fake goods on Facebook or on other social media sites, doesn’t mean we aren’t going to catch you.
”Our advice is to people who sell on Facebook, we are watching you. And secondly, to consumers, think before you buy. Consider the 3 P’s, Place, Price and Product.
“If something seems too good to be true e.g. Michael Kors handbag being sold for £10, it probably is.
“Don’t be fooled into thinking you’re getting a good deal just because you are shopping online.”
Dick Holmes from Lincs Police, said: “We often support Lincolnshire Trading Standards in their operations to counter the illegal trade in counterfeit goods.
“Trading in such items can and does result in criminal convictions. ”
If you see any counterfeit goods for sale contact Citizens Advice on 03454 04 05 06.