Counterfeit beauty products spike 40% in the lead up to US Mother's Day

The proliferation of fake beauty gifts on Facebook and Instagram is putting a dent in consumer confidence, with 17% of respondents falling prey

Counterfeiters are racing to cash in on consumer demand for beauty gifts, as a new report reveals a 40% spike in fake beauty products on social media ahead of Mother's Day in the US – and brands and consumers could be paying the price.

In a survey conducted by online infringement detection company Red Points among 1,500 US respondents who were planning to purchase a Mother's Day gift online, 17% had . . .

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