Online shopping sites in Britain are flooded with fake goods such as counterfeit designer clothing and computer softwares.
According to a research was carried out by the online marketplace Price Minister, these fake goods are worth a whopping 800 million pounds.
One can find counterfeit designer range of handbags, accessories, perfume, cosmetics, watches, jewellery, clothing, and all other commodities on different websites.
With the technology emerging as the biggest sector in this grey market, these websites also offers spurious computer softwares with fake Apple, Microsoft and Nokia goods among the most common.
According t0 Scotsman, the number of fake items being sold online is rising by 50 per cent a year.
The research also revealed that there has been a 45 per cent rise in sites offering fake goods since 2007.
The online marketplace Price Minister said it had blocked about 3000 seller accounts from its website.