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Kuwaiti woman awarded $5,000 after purse bought online turned out to be fake

A court ruled the woman had been duped after buying what she thought was an authentic item via Instagram

Kuwaiti woman awarded $5,000 after purse bought online turned out to be fake
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A Kuwaiti court has ordered a woman be paid KD1500 ($5000) compensation after a purse she bought via Instagram was revealed to be a fake.

The woman paid KD500 for what she thought was an authentic item and later discovered it was a premium counterfeit, Kuwait Times said.

The photo-sharing site has become increasingly popular for businesses to promote themselves, including links to their online shopping websites.

The daily did not reveal the fake goods seller.

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