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Latest News - 01/2016

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Dodgy dealer sentenced for selling counterfeit goods on Facebook

29 January 2016

012916 - Nigel Booth has been given a 12-week suspended prison term after being prosecuted for the second time for selling fake designer goods via Facebook.

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Three locked up over £2.4m counterfeit and non-duty cigarettes

27 January 2016

27.01.16 - Smuggled smokes disguised as desserts!

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Investigation into use of counterfeit and non-compliant equipment

26 January 2016

26.01.16 - An incident involving the use of a counterfeit dental hand-piece on a patient in the Worthing Tooth Booth Practice on 31 October 2013 led to an extensive investigation.

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Google suspended more than 10,000 websites & 18,000 accounts for hawking counterfeit goods in 2015

22 January 2016

22.01.16 - More than 10,000 websites and 18,000 accounts were suspended for hawking counterfeit goods such as designer watch knock-offs, and Google blocked more than 12.5 million healthcare-related ads that included offering drugs that were approved for use or made claims that weren't properly supported.

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Telford pub boss supplied counterfeit cigarettes

22 January 2016

22.01.16 - The Mayfair cigarettes and a pouch of Old Holborn rolling tobacco were sent by police to Gallagher International, who own Mayfair, and they confirmed they were counterfeit.

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Gardai seize a shipping container full of counterfeit perfume

21 January 2016

21.01.16 - The fake perfume was packaged as legitimate high-end brands, but when tested it proved to be "generic Chinese toilet water in specialist packs".

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Brent Council cracks down on unsafe & counterfeit goods

21 January 2016

21.01.16 - Despite being returned at such a high rate, the shop continued to sell the plugs and a range of low-value counterfeit goods were found on sale too.

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Counterfeits found in huge haul of cigarettes and tobacco found in shop raids

20 January 2016

20.01.16 - More than 16,000 cigarettes and almost 400 packets of tobacco were seized by Trading Standards officers during a raid in the Black Country.

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Cheetham Hill named the counterfeit capital of the UK

19 January 2016

19.01.16 - The trade in counterfeit brands continues to flourish there despite a series of high-profile raids which have seen fake goods worth millions seized by the authorities, according to the Intellectual Property Office.

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More than 47,000 counterfeit and potentially unsafe goods seized

19 January 2016

19.01.16 - The fake goods, which were seized from a total of 53 shipping containers, included illegal cigarettes, tobacco and fake mobile phone accessories.

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