Search

Thousands of fake Bollywood DVDs found in Ilford shop

PUBLISHED: 16:00 12 February 2012

More than £6,000 of pirate Bollywood DVDs have been seized from a shop in Green Lane, Ilford.

Redbridge Council’s Trading Standards team along with the police and The British Recorded Music Industry, a trade organisation, found more than 3,000 fake DVDs during the raid in January.

It followed a Trading Standards officer doing a test purchase to prove they were being sold.

A council spokesman said: “Although counterfeit goods may seem like a harmless bargain, the truth is the production and sale of such items is often linked to organised crime.

“Counterfeit goods are often cheaper and of a much poorer quality than the genuine items.

“Consumers receive poor value for money and no guarantee of quality that buying a genuine branded product provides. And there is also no avenue for complaint if the goods are faulty.”

Trading Standards is investigating further with the view to taking further action against the seller, who has not been identified by the council.

To report the manufacture or sale of counterfeit DVDS call Consumer Direct on 08454 040 506.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Ilford Recorder. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Most Read

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Most Read

Latest from the Ilford Recorder