Making a Black Friday list? Check it twice!
A new investigation carried out by Electrical Safety First reveals that an estimated 638,000 consumers in Scotland, have seen fake electrical products for sale near them or online, and 195,000 have knowingly, or by accident, bought a fake electrical item in the last twelve months.
The Charity also found that three in five fake electrical products are bought online, with a third of people experiencing major problems with the product they bought.
As this Black Friday’s retail bonanza marks the start of the Christmas shopping season, the Charity is reminding people to ‘spot the fake’ when looking to buy electrical items.