Friday, June 17, 2005 | Society | Beware the wristband con | Society | Beware the wristband con: "Beware the wristband con

Hugh Muir
Saturday June 11, 2005
The Guardian

Trading standards officers have warned that the wristbands that have come to define the compassion of a generation are increasingly being targeted by con men.
The Trading Standards Institute spoke out after numerous reports of counterfeiters profiteering from the fundraising initiative. More than 23m wristbands have been sold to charity supporters and high profile figures such as Tony Blair. "

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