Have you bought a counterfeit?
How to report fake goods or counterfeit products Which? Consumer Rights
Action Fraud Report Fraud and Internet Crime
Report it to trading standards
Citizens Advice consumer helpline 03454 04 05 06
How to be safe online
Links to Consumer Awareness Information & Guidance for ACG Members' Brands:
UK Intellectual Property Office videos: IP BASICS - IP made easy
'Cracking Ideas' is a web based education resource featuring Wallace and Gromit. The resource was developed by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) in partnership with Aardman Animations. Link to website here
Electrical Safety First! Christmas shoppers are at risk as counterfeiters turn to social media to sell their fake electrical goods: Avoid a Counterfeit Christmas
Not everyone is as nice as you... The Twelve Online Frauds of Christmas
Safety tips from the Toy Industries of Europe (TIE) to avoid buying counterfeits.
Suspect it? Report it! Campaign, shows untested, unregulated illegal tobacco being sold in an open marketplace. Every sale these criminals make threatens the livelihoods of legitimate retailers and costs the Government millions of pounds in lost tax which could help fund local amenities. Video 1 - Illicit trade at local markets Video 2 - Illicit trade damages local communities Video 3 - General impact of illicit trade
Buying counterfeit goods online. What are the risks? 10 ECC-Net tips on how you can avoid buying fake products on the internet HERE
Counterfeit Cosmetics & Perfumes: Advice from the CTPA (Cosmetic Toiletry & Perfumery Association)
Counterfeit Goods: Advice from PIPCU (Police IP Crime Unit)
The Content Map: A safe and reliable guide of legal digital services. If you are unsure where to find an e-book or film to download, a music album or video game to stream, catch-up on TV, or where to watch popular sporting events, The Content Map will help you access legal content online by providing a comprehensive list of legitimate websites.
Copycat websites: Advice from The National Trading Standards e-Crime Unit
A public information film warning consumers about the problems of copycat websites and advice on how to avoid them.
EU logo for online sale of medicines - avoid buying counterfeits! here
Beware of Counterfeit Drugs - help and advice available from Bayer HealthCare here
Fake Medicines Advice: Every day, fake medicines find their way into online and physical pharmacies, hospitals, and street markets. This plague knows no borders. In the best case scenario, fake medicines leave patients with no side-effects but also without a cure. In many other cases, however, they can kill people. Read more...
Are you savvy about counterfeit medications? Travel Health Journal advice here
Electrical Safety First advice about electrical goods
Electrical Safety First Charley Says - Don't buy dodgy electrical products!
Electrical Safety First Clueless Colin discovers the dangers of cheap e-cigarette chargers
Electrical Safety First 'Don't Kill Your Phone' infographic
Which? Counterfeit phone Chargers
Counterfeit Kills is a hub for information and guidance on the problems caused by counterfeit and non-compliant electrical installation products.
link to website
Simple ways to spot a counterfeit plug or fuse Here (British Standards Institution website)
Have you received an item from eBay that you believe to be counterfeit? Advice available here
Organized crime starts with money, don't let it be yours... part of the Interpol 'Turn Back Crime' series of videos here
Why you should not buy counterfeit ink cartridges! Link to ICCE (Imaging Consumables Coalition of Europe) video here
How to identify a counterfeit ink cartridge here
The real price of fake goods - EU Commission video
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