Avoiding the Black Friday and Cyber Monday Counterfeit Trap
Millions of shoppers are set to flood high street and online retailers this week with the arrival of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The four-day period between November 24 and 27 is traditionally one of the busiest pre-Christmas shopping days in the calendar, with £5.8 billion spent in 2016. Around £2.8 billion of this was spent through online retailers – up 20 per cent from £2.3 billion in 2015, according to VoucherCodes.co.uk and the Centre for Retail Research (CRR). However, as shoppers head online to snap up the latest bargains, they could be leaving themselves vulnerable to purchasing counterfeit items.