From The Editors Desk

26th September 2014

1PHow many times has someone at the market tried to sell you a fancy designer watch/sunglasses that you know is a fake? Many I suspect. And some of you may have actually bought one with the view that at least it will save you some cash.
The counterfeit business is growing rapidly, and as a result, legitimate businesses are suffering. However, if you do decide to buy a fake, you're likely to end up with something of poor quality, or which could get you into trouble.

This week the high street in Corralejo was closed as police checked local shops for counterfeit goods. The outcome of this could be a very quiet town centre! The main place for the action is the weekly market in the car park of Baku Water Park, recently renamed as Acua Park. If you are offered a handbag, watch etc. with a designer name for less than 10€, it speaks for itself. Maybe the market is the next venue for a police search, so don’t be surprised. After many years of this, as in almost all Canary Islands I have to ask, why now? Sometimes, a “look alike” is a good thing but it seems here on Fuerteventura it could become a thing of the past.




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