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Latest News - 01/2017

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Counterfeit tobacco crime stubbed out!

30 January 2017

30.01.17 - Trading Standards officers and West Yorkshire Police with the help of sniffer dogs from Wagtails UK carried out raids of 4 premises across Leeds as part of Operation Key on Wednesday 25th January 2017.

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E-cigarette charger bought from market exploded and nearly set house on fire

30 January 2017

30.01.17 - Avoid buying counterfeit or substandard goods.

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The hunt for counterfeit tobacco in the East Midlands

30 January 2017

30.01.17 - The East Midlands is one of the worst regions in the UK for the sale of counterfeit tobacco.

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This is how to check if your phone charger is counterfeit

26 January 2017

26.01.17 - Trading standards officers seized 42,159 items, most of which were fake, in Newcastle. A whopping 99 per cent of bargain chargers failed a basic safety test!

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‘Most Wanted’ counterfeit tobacco fugitive brought back to face justice

26 January 2017

26.01.17 - The gang were in the process of setting up an illegal counterfeit tobacco factory, which would have netted them many millions of pounds in unpaid duty, when they were raided.

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Sentenced for handling & selling more than £427K worth of smuggled & counterfeit tobacco

25 January 2017

25.01.17 - Tahar Mohammed, 38, and shopkeeper Feryad Mohammed Abdul- Kadir, 33 admitted handling and selling more than £427,000 worth of smuggled and counterfeit tobacco. Two other men, who worked in the shop on Commercial Road in Pill, were also sentenced for their part in the fraud

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Facebook fraudster fined for selling counterfeit goods

19 January 2017

19.01.17 - A Torfaen Trading Standards investigation revealed she had been selling items including clothing, footwear, jewellery, watches, cosmetics, headphones and speakers.

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Counterfeit hoverboards & 'unsafe' Angry Bird toys seized

19 January 2017

19.01.17 - More than 47,000 counterfeit and potentially unsafe goods, including fake hoverboards, were seized at a shipping container yard off Bridge Road, Southall.

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Counterfeit phone accessories landed trader in jail!

17 January 2017

17.01.17 - When trading standards officers raided his premises in Newcastle, they seized 42,159 items, most of which were fake.

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Find out how you can spot a counterfeit plug here

11 January 2017

01.11.16 - Most of us don’t give our plugs a second thought, apart maybe from those unlucky enough to step on one...

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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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