FACEBOOK’s official Marketplace store has turned into a black market for counterfeit goods, The Sun can reveal. Rogue traders are using the eBay-style feature to flog knock-off items, including designer clothes, expensive watches and football shirts. The Sun found more than a dozen sellers using Facebook Marketplace to peddle “replica” items. These included fake pairs of Christian Louboutin heels, and a Gucci jacket on sale for £40 (which would normally cost thousands of pounds). One seller, who had been with the site since 2009, was flogging a counterfeit Audemars Piguet watch for £138. Watches from the ritzy brand would typically cost anywhere from £5,000 to £250,000 and beyond.Selling counterfeit items is against the law in the UK, as Facebook admits on its own site. “It’s illegal to sell counterfeit items. Facebook doesn’t allow counterfeits to be sold on the platform,” the company explains. Facebook describes a counterfeit good as a “knockoff or replica version of another company’s product”. “It usually copies the trademark (brand name or logo) and/or distinctive features in order to imitate a genuine product,” Facebook says.Despite Facebook’s claims to block the sale of phoney goods however, it’s incredibly easy to find counterfeit items on Marketplace. A simple… Read full this story
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