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Latest News - 05/2016

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Fake Frozen dolls seized in Manchester

31 May 2016

31.05.16 - The firm has been fined almost £6,000, after officers from Manchester City Council Trading Standards discovered the fake Disney goods and seized the dolls.

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Experts warn buying counterfeit goods at markets 'could be funding terrorism'

31 May 2016

31.05.16 - Officers are now warning that while the cheap prices may make it tempting, buying such goods could see your money end up in the hands of terrorists.

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Newtownabbey woman caught with cocaine and counterfeit goods

26 May 2016

26.05.16 - A prosecutor told Belfast Crown Court that during the search, officers located gloves, hats and boots bearing the UGG logo.

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Facebook faker caught with counterfeit goods

26 May 2016

26.05.16 - Following test-purchases online, Lincolnshire Trading Standards raided Richards' home last August, uncovering over 2,500 counterfeit goods, including sunglasses, watches, jewellery, make-up and other accessories across 16 different brands.

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The dangers of bagging a bargain

25 May 2016

25.05.16 - Fake goods are made in unregulated environments, without regard for health and safety regulations, so it’s impossible to know what’s in them. It’s one thing for your counterfeit designer jacket to shed some stitches but quite another to be put in serious danger through no fault of your own.

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Bensham shopkeeper fined for selling vodka 'unfit for human consumption'

23 May 2016

23.05.16 - Gateshead Council sting caught out Ahtsham Ghafoor and found the vodka he was selling at his Nisa store counterfeit.

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Travellers could face prosecution if they bring counterfeit goods into the country

20 May 2016

20.05.16 - Holidaymakers are being warned not to bring fake alcohol, make-up, electrical goods or other counterfeit items into Scotland when returning from trips abroad.

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Former Ipswich shopkeeper caught with dangerous and counterfeit ciggies at two town stores

16 May 2016

16.05.16 - Akam Abdullah, of Highfield Road, Ipswich, pleaded guilty to nine offences relating to Baltic Mini Market in Felixstowe Road and Cost Price in Foxhall Road when he appeared before South East Suffolk Magistrates’ Court.

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Counterfeit cigarettes flooding Britain contain 500 TIMES as much killer toxin

14 May 2016

14.05.16 - Smokers looking for a bargain are being warned that bogus brands have alarmingly high levels of the heavy metal cadium.

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Essex County Council gettting on top of counterfeit traders

14 May 2016

14.05.16 - ESSEX County Council feel they are in a better position than ever in dealing with counterfeit sellers.

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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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