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Latest News - 08/2018

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How to avoid falling for fake designer goods

31 August 2018

Rip-off versions of brands like Dolce & Gabanna, Louis Vuitton and Gucci were confiscated from The Bag Shop at St Johns Shopping Centre.

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The toxic truth about counterfeit cosmetics

29 August 2018

BUYING the latest trendy make-up can be detrimental to your wealth, with a celebrity-branded lipstick costing as much as £30. But buying a cheaper version on the internet or at a market stall for as little as £8 can have serious consequences for your health, experts have warned.

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Warning to parents after 2,000 fake 'squishies' found in West Midlands

29 August 2018

Experts are warning they are dangerous to children

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Police seize haul of counterfeit watches from man at north-east heliport

25 August 2018

Two dozen counterfeit watches have been seized from an offshore worker at the heliport at Aberdeen International Airport.

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Fake designer clothing seized from Peterborough car boot sale

24 August 2018

On August 19 Trading Standards officers carried out inspections at the ‘Bizzy Boot’ sale, which is held in Wellington Street car park every Sunday. A number of stalls were found selling counterfeit goods, including Christian Dior Perfumes, Chanel Perfumes, Hugo Boss Perfumes, Nike Trainers, Armani Clothing and Adidas Clothing.

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Council Cuts To Trading Standards Leaving Vulnerable At Mercy Of Scammers

21 August 2018

Experts fear passing off fakes and dangerous products could get easier.

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ACG highlight an enforcement structure that's creaking

20 August 2018

Recent newspaper articles and headlines have complained about passport queues and Heathrow’s failure to meet immigration control targets, on more than 6,000 occasions. This visibly brings to light and supports the concerns that ACG has raised with Government for the past six years. In short, our whole enforcement structure is creaking.

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Gangsters are flooding Britain with fake goods...

20 August 2018

Cuts to the number of officials patrolling the borders is allowing organised gangs to smuggle fake goods into Britain unchecked.

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Shopkeeper's tax evasion on 720,000 fake cigarettes was 'enough to fund eight nurses'

20 August 2018

He was found with the goods while serving a suspended prison sentence for a similar offence.

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Cornwall men who sold £2m worth of counterfeit goods sentenced

17 August 2018

A postmaster and his cousin imported and sold more than £2m of fake goods, including toys, musical instruments and car badges.

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About ACG

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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