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Latest News - 01/2016

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A Fife-based Facebook group alleged to have been selling counterfeit goods has been shut down

19 January 2016

19.01.16 - The local Trading Standards team, working with the social media giant, has become the first in Scotland to take the step against a social media group.

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There are huge dangers and health implications in taking counterfeit drugs

19 January 2016

19.01.16 - “There are no guarantees around what that pill may contain or may do to you. Some drugs are slow acting, for example, so people take more, thinking they are weak-strength, which has obvious implications for overdosing.”

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Wisbech shopkeeper who tried to conceal counterfeit tobacco and illicit cigarettes caught red handed

19 January 2016

19.01.16 - Bebakir pleaded guilty to selling counterfeit tobacco under the Trade Marks Act and two offences of selling cigarettes without the proper labels.

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Counting the cost of counterfeit goods

19 January 2016

19.01.16 - The areas of Cheetham Hill and Strangeways in northern Manchester have been identified as having a significant influence on the criminal trade in counterfeit goods. These include goods such as clothing, luxury and electrical goods and counterfeit tobacco products. The report considers what action has been taken, the impact of this action and makes recommendations for future enforcement activity...

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Fine for director who flogged counterfeit floodlights on eBay & Amazon

19 January 2016

19.01.16 - A company director has been fined £1,000 after trading standards pulled the plug on the sale of dodgy floodlights.

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1000s counterfeit cigarettes seized in Peterborough

18 January 2016

16.01.16 - "Selling illegal tobacco is a crime which also impacts on those businesses that are trading legally, and we will continue to put a stop to illegal and counterfeit tobacco being supplied and sold here in Peterborough..."

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Facebook fakes crackdown as online crooks selling counterfeit goods are targeted in nationwide blitz

17 January 2016

16.01.15 - Complaints about the sale of knock-off goods on the popular social networking site have soared 400 per cent since 2010.

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Market trader faces substantial period in jail after pleading guilty to selling counterfeit DVDs & CDs

14 January 2016

14.01.16 - Andrew Thornton, 33, of Ibsen Walk, Northants pleaded guilty to running a fraudulent business on Bovingdon Market between September 1, 2011 and June 30, 2014.

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County Durham mother fined almost £2,000 for supplying ice cream van with counterfeit cigarettes

14 January 2016

14.01.16 - Trading Standards officers were sold counterfeit packets of Mayfair cigarettes from Meale’s employees, Andrew Allison, 47, of Teesdale Walk, Shildon, and his son Kyle Allison, 25, of Redworth Road, Shildon, when the van was parked outside the primary school in January 2015.

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Brother and Sister Sentenced for Counterfeit Tobacco Sales

14 January 2016

14.01.16 - A Gateshead man has been placed under an eight-week curfew after pleading guilty to selling counterfeit cigarettes and tobacco.

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