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North Carolina Officials Seize $800,000 In Fake Goods


Officials in North Carolina say they've seized $800,000 in counterfeit merchandise at shopping centers and flea markets.

The Raleigh News & Observer reported Monday that the sham goods included fake UGG boots, fake Louis Vuitton handbags and fake North Face Jackets.

The sweep was conducted in the Fayetteville area.

The state warned that Christmas shoppers should be wary of bogus goods because some counterfeit products can endanger health.

For instance, some fake perfumes and colognes have harmful chemicals, while electrical products can pose a fire hazard.