Police warn shoppers in Wisbech after “numerous reports” of two men selling suspected fake perfume and aftershave

Police issue warning in Wisbech over suspected fake goods

Police issue warning in Wisbech over suspected fake goods - Credit: Archant

Shoppers in Wisbech are being warned of two young males selling suspected fake perfume and aftershave from a carrier bag.

Police say they have had “numerous reports” today (June 18) of the men approaching people and trying to sell the goods.

A post on the Policing Wisbech social media page read: “Please be aware that these are believed to be fake! Please only buy genuine items from genuine retailers. #dontbuyfakes”

It comes as Peterborough City Council’s trading standards team seized more than 400 perfumes from car boot sales as part of a joint operation with brand representatives late last year.

Officers have since warned the public to be on the lookout if buying perfume through social media and online auction websites, as well as at car boot sales.


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Cambridgeshire County Council warn that trading perfumes and aftershaves can be watered down which means the smell is weak.

Some can even contain chemicals that can cause skin irritation leading to burns.

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