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UK consumers happy to own fakes
And UK law enforcement bodies have also made it clear that the only proven link with terrorism is the sale of fake cigarettes and other counterfeit goods by paramilitary groups in Northern Ireland.
The survey of 2,[url=http://www.onitsukatiger.com.sg]asics shoes[/url],000 people warned the "social acceptability of fake goods is a deeply concerning shift in consumer behaviour".
It called for UK action to tackle the fakes "head on" and said the most useful way to do this would be to highlight the fact that proceeds are going towards the funding of organised crime.
He said shoppers had to be made aware of "whose pockets they are lining when they buy a fake".
And Brian Lewin, lead officer for counterfeiting at Trading Standards, told the BBC that there was a "massive" and "growing" counterfeit culture in the UK.
"The Serious and Organised Crime Agency recognise the threat to the UK economy by counterfeiting and piracy," he said.
"This money is undoubtedly finishing up with people who are involved in other forms of criminality such as people trafficking, drugs, pornography and money laundering."
Just over 70% of shoppers said they would be deterred from buying fakes if they thought they might go to jail.
However, roughly the same percentage of those questioned thought that buying a fake should not be made illegal.
Nearly one third of shoppers bought a fake believing it to be the real thing.
Another trend spotted this year was the increase in the number of counterfeit goods bought overseas, with Europe, China, India and South East Asia all sources of fake items.
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