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Latest News - 01/2015

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...fake goods seized in organised crime raids

30 January 2015

30.01.15 - A man has been arrested after counterfeit goods were seized by police in a series of organised crime raids. The 65-year-old man was held by officers from the organised crime and counter terrorism unit after the operation in Lanarkshire.

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£1m 'fake' sea bass scam

30 January 2015

30.01.15 - A former Royal Navy chef has been jailed after conning frozen food giant Iceland into selling the wrong kind of fish to customers. A judge branded the £1.1 million fraud a "scandal" and said public confidence at a time of heightened concern about the origin and identification of food was "seriously undermined".

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22 shops caught selling illicit tobacco in Leeds

30 January 2015

30.01.15 - Continental shops, a city centre pub and a retailer close to Leeds’s universities were allegedly among those flogging counterfeit tobacco and illicit whites – cigarettes that have been smuggled into the UK from abroad.

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Police seize £4.5k of counterfeit fags and spirits

29 January 2015

29.01.15 - Specialist police squads and Trading Standards officers swooped on five shops as part of a day of action in north and central Edinburgh earlier this week.

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Shoppers urged to destroy fake Frozen dolls

29 January 2015

29.01.15 - A SENIOR Bradford councillor is warning consumers about fake and potentially dangerous Frozen merchandise which has been found on sale in West Yorkshire.

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Fraudster made £22,000 selling fake Poppy Appeal pins

26 January 2015

26.01.15 - A fraudster made £22,000 selling fake Poppy Appeal and Help for Heroes pins, conning people into thinking they were making charity donations while he pocketed the cash. Jay Meech also sourced and sold counterfeit badges of Premier League clubs including Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Southampton.

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Formal warning issued to shop over sales of fake vodka

23 January 2015

23.01.15 - A SHOP caught selling counterfeit vodka has been given a formal warning by licensing bosses but has managed to keep hold of its alcohol licence. East Euro Food Centre in Whetley Lane, Girlington, Bradford, was found to be selling a spirit called Redwood Vodka, which was not vodka at all.

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Warning Of Counterfeit Drugs...

23 January 2015

23.01.15 - A Shropshire pharmacist has warned residents to make sure they do not fall foul of counterfeit medicines...

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...many fake mobile phone chargers around & they can kill!

22 January 2015

21.01.15 - Reports have been pouring in about the risks posed by the fast increasing numbers of counterfeit or poor quality mobile device chargers that are finding their way onto the British market.

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Council tackles illegal traders

22 January 2015

22.01.15 - TENS of thousands of pounds were recovered as 60 cases of illegal trading were tackled in Caerphilly county borough last year. Officers responded to consumer complaints and intelligence over motor vehicles, trade marks (counterfeiting), illicit tobacco sales and more.

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ACG represents more than 3,000 brands affected by this influx of fakes into the UK and delivers an international network of information, advice and contacts on all aspects of IP protection. Working with Government and law enforcement agencies since 1980, ACG is focused on providing an effective and sustained response to counterfeiting.

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