23 November 2017
It is estimated that over an 18 month period the pair sold counterfeit goods totalling £51,496.12.
21 November 2017
A man from Brent has been slapped with a hefty fine and a suspended prison sentence after being found guilty of conning consumers by selling counterfeit automotive goods.
20 November 2017
This years’ Black Friday and Cyber Monday is fast approaching and consumers need to be on their guard to ensure they don’t get caught out by fake goods. The value of counterfeit products coming into the UK was worth nearly £9.3 billion, according to a report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)*.
19 November 2017
Police believe many of the immigrants working in the warren of shops and warehouses across Strangeways have been brought to the UK specifically to work in the counterfeit trade. And without the proper papers entitling them to their rights, it is feared they are being exploited.
17 November 2017
Nationally, counterfeit goods cost the UK economy more than £17bn a year and last year destroyed an estimated 72,000 jobs in this country.
16 November 2017
Firefighters are warning consumers to shop carefully on Black Friday (November 24) and avoid fake electrical products as they present a serious fire risk. Research carried out by the charity Electrical Safety First revealed that an estimated nine million UK consumers have purchased a fake electrical product as a Christmas gift in the past.
15 November 2017
It follows a raid carried out yesterday (Tuesday, November 14) after concerns were raised by a member of the public.
15 November 2017
Christmas shoppers are being warned about entering sensitive details online following a spate of fraudulent Pandora websites selling counterfeit goods.
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