A Facebook user was caught selling pirate computer games on the social networking site.
The man from Moray is thought to be among the first in Scotland to face action from prosecutors over selling fake goods on Facebook.
Moray Council said the offence came to light after trading standards officers had monitored local 'buy and sell' groups on the site.
The procurator fiscal dealt with it "by an alternative to prosecution", according to the council, which also said the man cannot be named for legal reasons.
Trading standards manager, Peter Adamson, said: "This case sends a clear message that sellers cannot evade the law by selling illegal goods through Facebook and other social media."
Councillor Douglas Ross, chairman of the council’s planning and regulatory services committee, added: "The supply of fake goods undermines legitimate business and damages economic growth. Trading standards will protect consumers and legitimate business and will take action against anyone who sells illegal goods."
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