Fake goods sold on social media are seized

Seized counterfeit goods Image copyright Trading Standards Counterfeit goods being sold by traders using Facebook and Instagram have been seized during a series of raids.

Thousands of items including dangerous cosmetics, electrical products and chargers were seized.

Counterfeit footwear, leather goods and tobacco were also found in various raids across the UK.

The operation, led by the Trading Standards e-crime team, targeted markets where the suppliers of these traders were thought to operate.

The raids were the result of intelligence work including information recovered from mobile phones and satellite navigation systems found during previous raids.

Image copyright Trading Standards

“When criminals infiltrate and undermine social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram consumers are put at risk of injury and harm,” said Graham Mogg, who chairs the Anti-Counterfeiting Group.

“Targeting the wholesale suppliers at markets and retail premises, as well as the traders operating on social media, has removed tens of thousands of unsafe and other counterfeit goods from the market place.”

Details were released on the same day as Christmas shoppers were warned to check their presents after a raft of fake goods were seized on their way into the UK.

More than 83,000 items were confiscated by the Border Force at airports in one operation over six days in December.

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How to Create Floating Social Share Icons with Bootstrap

Floating social share buttons are the rage and it is common to see them on most websites to enhance sharing of your great content. While you have a choice to choose professional social sharing tools, or use complex plugins, the easiest way we use is a combination of Font Awesome with Bootstrap.

If you check out our site right now, we have such buttons floating on all single articles on the left side. You will also note that as the content scrolls down, the position of the share icons stays fixed.

floating social share buttons

We use a ‘div’ to insert the icon contents. This code uses the ‘affix’ component of Bootstrap javascript to fix the position of the floating box. The classes ‘pull-left‘ helps to pull the icons to the left, while ‘hidden-sm hidden-xs‘ hides the box when the screen size is too small. The  negative left margin is set to align it to the left of the content box (and can be changed as per your design). All this is Bootstrap code.

Let me show you a sample icon code to get the Twitter icon like this. This uses Font awesome to get the icons.

<a class="text-info" title="Share on Twitter" href="https://twitter.com/intent/tweet?text=&url=&via=qot&#8221; target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow”>

The lower code creates stacked icons, but you can use a simpler code as well. The complex link we shared with you on how to create social media icons with CSS and this shows how you can extend this code further.

I personally like loading social icons like this as they load super fast. No extra images are loaded. Only a icon font is loaded and CSS styled.