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Latest News - 12/2015

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Risca man fined after selling fake phone products

27 December 2015

27.12.15 - Ryan Thomas Newell, aged 29, who traded as Ryan@PCRepairs of Tredegar Street, Risca, was taken to court after Caerphilly County Borough Council’s trading standards team received a complaint from a resident.

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Lincolnshire market trader must pay up almost £700,000 for selling fake goods

24 December 2015

24.12.15 - Iftakhar Ahmed, Asad Iftakhar and Hasan Iftakhar were handed prison sentences of two years and six months, 12 months and six months respectively.

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Chester phone shop owner ordered to pay £47,000 after selling counterfeit goods

23 December 2015

23.12.15 - Amjid Hussain admitted selling counterfeit accessories from Phone Doctor in the Forum Shopping Centre.

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Burntwood man sold fake Disney Frozen dolls with harmful level of chemicals

23 December 2015

23.12.15 - The counterfeit dolls were also found to have 200 times the permitted level of phthalates – a group of chemicals used to make plastics more flexible and durable. Excessive amounts of phthalates have been linked to a range of health conditions and disorders.

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Fake designer goods worth £1.5m seized in raids around Strangeways

22 December 2015

22.12.15 - Officers also found dangerous counterfeit electrical goods such as hair straighteners and headphones.

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Gardai conducted a planned search of a lock up on Dublin’s Meath Street & house in Drimnagh

22 December 2015

22.12.15 - The raids were made as part of Operation Thor, and were carried out as a result of intelligence received by gardai.

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Council issues counterfeit vodka warning

22 December 2015

22.12.15 - Scottish Borders Council (SBC) is warning members of the public to be on the lookout for sales of counterfeit bottles of vodka which have been found to contain industrial alcohol.

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Museum of Counterfeits of Ukraine Alliance Against Counterfeiting and Piracy (UAACP)

21 December 2015

10.12.15 - On December 10, 2015 the Ukraine’s first permanent exhibition of the Museum of Counterfeits of Ukraine Alliance Against Counterfeiting and Piracy (UAACP) was opened in the premises of the Kyiv University of Law of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine

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Counterfeit toys linked to cancer & infertility toxins

17 December 2015

17.12.15 - Counterfeiters are using Christmas to push toys that contain up to 18 times the amount of recommended chemicals, it has been found. Children and babies who chew on plastic toys are most at risk, as when chewed, cheap or poorly treated plastics will release chemicals.

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Buying counterfeit tobacco is not a victimless crime

17 December 2015

17.12.15 - Tobacco smugglers are putting legitimate shops - and their workers - at risk by encouraging smokers to turn to black market cigarettes sold at a cut rate.

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