Blog: Leonie BarrieFakes wage war on terror

Leonie Barrie | 23 July 2007

More than two thirds of UK consumers are quite happy to admit they have purchased fake clothing and footwear a survey showed today, but would they be as ready to own up to supporting terrorism? That’s the stark parallel being drawn up by law firm Davenport Lyons, which points out that buying fakes helps fund terrorism and other serious crimes like people trafficking, drugs, pornography and money laundering.

And it’s a valid point. Most people probably don’t give a second thought to where their money goes when they hand it over in return for a copy of the latest luxury bag or boot, or just whose pockets they are lining when they buy a fake. Apparently around 80% of consumers would be put off if they knew the profits from their purchases were funding organised crime – making this a greater deterrent than a prison sentence and something for the brand owners to work on.

Luxury fakes “socially acceptable”


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