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Sunday 11 December 2016

Rats droppings, urine and arsenic found in fake beauty products

Undated handout photo issued by the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) of counterfeit cosmetics seized by the unit last year, as rats' droppings, human urine and arsenic are just some of the substances found in fake beauty products which police say are putting consumers' lives at risk, according to a new campaign launched today by the City of London Police called
Undated handout photo issued by the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) of counterfeit cosmetics seized by the unit last year, as rats' droppings, human urine and arsenic are just some of the substances found in fake beauty products which police say are putting consumers' lives at risk, according to a new campaign launched today by the City of London Police called "Wake up - don't fake up!"
Undated handout photo issued by the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) of counterfeit cosmetics seized by the unit last year, as rats' droppings, human urine and arsenic are just some of the substances found in fake beauty products which police say are putting consumers' lives at risk, according to a new campaign launching tomorrow by the City of London Police called "Wake up - don't fake up!".

Rats’ droppings, human urine and arsenic – just some of the substances found in fake beauty products which British police say are putting consumers’ lives at risk.

 

Make-up, perfume, electrical hair stylers and sun cream are among the counterfeit goods being highlighted in a campaign called Wake up – don’t fake up!

In Britain, it is estimated that at least £90m (€124m) is spent every year on fake goods, and with the rise of online shopping the production and sale of fake goods on the web is increasing.

Counterfeit beauty products in particular are becoming increasingly common and available on auction sites and online market places.

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