Top tips on how to avoid falling for fake goods

Celia Cox’s article in The Edinburgh Tab provides sound advice for anyone tempted by a ‘too-good-to-be-true’ bargain.

Can you spot which watch is fake? Answer at the foot of this article . . .

Ever wondered how on earth you managed to get so lucky and find a bargain Louis Vuitton handbag or affordable Gucci sunglasses on eBay? Well I’m sorry to break it to you, but it was probably a fake. That’s the unfortunate first rule of spotting fake designer goods: if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.

If you’re now frantically re-thinking every purchase you’ve ever made, don’t despair. There are campaigns out there fighting the sale of counterfeit goods on a large scale, such as The Real Deal Campaign for Fake-Free Markets and The Anti-Counterfeit Group (ACG), but by learning how to spot and avoid fake items, you can protect yourself.

Read the full article at The Tab . . . .


Photo courtesy of The Anti-Counterfeiting Group (

So which was the fake watch? Answer: both of them!