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Shoppers warned to watch out for fake goods on Black Friday

15 November 2017

FIREFIGHTERS are warning consumers to shop carefully on Black Friday November 24 and avoid fake electrical products which pose a serious fire risk. Black Friday falls during the national Fire Kills Electrical Safety Week from November 20-26 and is a retail bonanza which encourages people to shop for a festive bargain.

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Car firm fined almost £100k after selling counterfeit goods

13 November 2017

A car accessory firm run by men from Formby and Maghull “ripped off” customers and motor companies to the tune of about £200,000, a court has heard. Euro Car Mats Ltd sold bogus car mats and accessories online to unsuspecting customers all over the UK using the trademarks of reputable car manufacturers.

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New campaign warns ‘there’s more at stake when it’s a fake’

25 September 2017

The campaign highlights the many consequences of buying counterfeit goods online. One of the main consequences of buying counterfeit goods on websites, social media and online is identity crime. When buying items, people will part with personal details such as their address and financial information which allows fraudsters to set-up new websites selling counterfeit goods in their name.

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Identity stolen after buying counterfeit shoes

24 September 2017

Emily's identity was stolen and fake websites were set up in her name to sell more counterfeit goods after she bought shoes.

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Intellectual Property Crime on the Darknet

20 September 2017

Intellectual Property (IP) crime is committed when someone uses an intellectual property right without the authorisation of its owner. Counterfeiting and piracy are terms used to describe a range of illicit activities related to Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) infringement. Most counterfeit goods infringe a trademark, which means that a good is produced without the authorisation of its rights holder. Piracy refers to the illegal use of literary and artistic works protected by copyrights. Organised Crime Groups (OCGs) are increasingly involved in the violation of IPR

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Successful operation leads to seizure of car parts worth tens of thousands

19 July 2017

PIPCU Press Release: Fake car parts including an estimated 250 Audi and Volkswagen radiator grills and other evidence were seized.

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ACG on BBC Crimewatch Roadshow

14 July 2017

The ACG featured on the BBC Crimewatch Roadshow programme on Friday 7 July when they focused on the issues of counterfeit products.

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Enfield fraudster jailed for selling counterfeit car parts

07 July 2017

Antonis Antzouli, of Farndale Avenue, admitted fraud and counterfeit charges at Wood Green Crown Court, on Friday June 30.

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Conman couls face jail for selling hundreds of counterfeit seatbelts which failed at 50mph

20 April 2017

The seatbelt systems carried the names of top brands but were actually fakes made in China!

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Stay safe and avoid counterfeits this bank holiday

11 April 2017

11.04.17 - The first bank holiday of the year also marks the beginning of the car boot sale and markets season.

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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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