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Latest News - 2021

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Top 10 tips to spot scammers as Black Friday deals release in lead up to Christmas

26 November 2021

Christmas shoppers are being warned about the dangers of buying from online fraudsters looking to sell fake goods this year on Black Friday.

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Black Friday. How do you avoid being fooled by fake sellers?

25 November 2021

Fake retailers, social media scams, and out of package scams are some of the most common abuses you can observe during the holiday season. Black Friday and Cyber ​​Monday are getting closer. Consumers should therefore be more vigilant when shopping.

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Lancs Christmas Shoppers Warned About Black Friday Scams

25 November 2021

Christmas shoppers are being warned about the dangers of buying from online fraudsters looking to sell fake goods this year.

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Black Friday: how to avoid scams when shopping for deals

25 November 2021

Fraudsters aim to exploit shoppers’ desire to save money, but follow these tips before splashing out

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Managing the Enablers

24 November 2021

On Tuesday 23 November 2021, the Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) hosted another virtual conference as they continue to bring events to the Intellectual Property (IP) and Brand protection Industries in a world still recovering after the pandemic.

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Shoppers urged not to buy into dodgy Black Friday deals

24 November 2021

Consumer watchdog says better prices can be had on most of the so-called bargain offers

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Counterfeit products can 'blow up' in your face, figuratively and literally

22 November 2021

Christmas and Black Friday shoppers looking to shower loved ones with luxurious gifts may be wise to avoid criminally good deals underselling brand products like Chanel's No. 5 with its signature yellow-tinted perfume.

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Shop owner’s £100,000 fraud selling counterfeit tobacco and cigarettes

22 November 2021

A shop owner has been handed a suspended sentence for selling counterfeit cigarettes and tobacco from his businesses in Pontypool and Caerphilly town.

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Oxford Street: 'Astonishing' haul of fake items seized by police

20 November 2021

More than 17,500 items were confiscated in Operation Jade, which saw four souvenir and sweet shops raided on Thursday night.

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Authorities Warn Consumers To Beware Counterfeit Goods Ahead Of Holiday Shopping Season

18 November 2021

Just in time for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, there's a warning to beware of what you buy. Counterfeiting is big business, and now authorities are showing us how to spot a fake; CBS2's Thalia Perez reports.

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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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Membership with the ACG is the best way to work with government and enforcement bodies to protect your brand. Our Roadshows and training days help you reach out to police, trading standards and border force officers and tell them about your genuine products.

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