Trading Standards' net 'highest value haul' after £1.3m worth of fake Apple products recovered.
A staggering £1.3m worth of fake Apple products have been recovered from a warehouse in London. And it took just a single phone call to Surrey and Bucks Trading Standards to bring the elaborate scam to light. Officers eventually recovered a massive haul of fake chargers, batteries, cables, headphones and adaptors.
An investigation was launched when a member of the public raised concerns over a charger bought from a shop in Haywards Heath, West Sussex.
Despite it being branded an official Apple product and priced at £59, the customer became alarmed at how hot it became when charging her Apple Macbook at home.
Trading Standards carried out a test purchase at the Haywards Heath store and the charger was later confirmed to be unsafe and a fake by Apple.