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Report fake goods

If you suspect someone is selling or producing fake goods, report it to us using the online form below -

Alternatively please email We will investigate any information provided by the public.

Reasons to avoid fake goods

Before you buy fake goods its worth remembering that -

  • as well as being poor quality they can be dangerous
  • it’s highly unlikely you will get any help if you have a problem with them
  • fake DVDs can expose children to unsuitable material
  • fake goods fund organised crime
  • people who deal in fakes don't pay taxes on the money they make harming public finances
  • manufacturers and retailers can struggle to compete with those making and selling fake goods resulting in job losses
  • legitimate businesses lose revenue which means they have less to invest in new product development

We carry out targeted inspections to combat counterfeiting and investigate any information provided by members of the public.

Contact us

Trading Standards Advice
33 Witham

Tel: If you are a consumer please telephone 0345 404 0506
Text phone: 01482 300 349
Fax: 01482 615 572

We are open Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm, and Friday 9am to 4.30pm. Please note the trading standards office is not open to the public. If you have an enquiry please make this to trading standards by telephone, text phone, email or post.

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