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Nearly £3 million fake designer-label goods seized by Border Force officials in the run-up to Christmas

22 December 2019

Counterfeit Gucci scarves and fake Nike trainers are among more than 10,000 items confiscated in a crackdown on organised crime gangs trying to exploit the UK market.

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Gucci, Burberry, Nike and Apple among counterfeit goods seized before Christmas

22 December 2019

That haul - at a Revenue and Customs pre-clearance centre - was worth at least £840,000.

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Beware, that counterfeit Christmas gift could be funding modern slavery

20 December 2019

Buying counterfeit Christmas gifts has much wider implications than many imagine. Eighty-three per cent of all fakes come from South East Asia and are the result of workers, including children, held in some of the world’s worst sweatshop factories.

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Counterfeit Peppa Pig and Disney toys seized in Salford

19 December 2019

Thousands of counterfeit Minions, Peppa Pig, Avengers, My Little Pony and LOL Surprise toys worth more than £800,000 have been seized by authorities.

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Fake Frozen toys seized in Rugeley trading standards crackdown

16 December 2019

The counterfeit items were being sold for discounted prices – with the Disney princess toys, usually priced between £15 to £25, being sold for around £10.

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Shoppers warned about dangerous counterfeit goods

10 December 2019

Budgets are stretched and stores are selling out, so some shoppers might be tempted to look at cheaper versions available online or in the high street. But this is also where counterfeit traders are taking advantage and cashing in.

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Parents warned over 'cheap but fake' L.O.L Dolls that contain deadly chemicals

10 December 2019

Christmas shoppers are being warned to watch out for fake and potentially dangerous toys that could contain toxic materials, and pose serious choking or hearing hazards for young children.

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Havering's Trading Standards officers urge residents to be safe when buying gifts this Christmas

10 December 2019

The council warns that purchasing fake goods, even unwittingly, means you could be supporting criminal activity.

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Lincolnshire TS warns of fake games consoles, L.O.L Surprise! Dolls

10 December 2019

“These products and others similar have been tested and there are significant safety issues, including insulation failures which pose a risk of overheating and fire, as well as lack of traceability. None of the products have correct labels."

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Sale of fake designer goods funding INLA

09 December 2019

The Irish National Liberation Army (INLA) are using the sale of fake designer goods to fund the paramilitary group according to the Gardai and PSNI.

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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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