Our website makes use of cookies. To find out more please read our privacy policy
Close

Login

Loading...
You are now logged in.

Latest News - Christmas

Page 1 of 9  Next »

Modern slavery is the latest shocking development which has become linked to counterfeit crime

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.

Read More…

Fake designer goods with a street value of more than £300,000 seized in Newcastle

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.

Read More…

How to spot fake electrical goods this Black Friday

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.

Read More…

Fake Pandora websites are promising 70 per cent discounts this Christmas - how to avoid them:

15 November 2017

Christmas shoppers are being warned about entering sensitive details online following a spate of fraudulent Pandora websites selling counterfeit goods.

Read More…

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.

Read More…

Counterfeit goods lead to Trading Standards court action

08 November 2017

A fraudster who sold fake goods through Facebook and Gumtree has appeared in court.

Read More…

Fake auctions and counterfeit goods have no place on our high streets

20 October 2017

... so in the build up to Christmas I would ask residents to be extra vigilant and let us know of anything suspicious so our Trading Standards officers can investigate.

Read More…

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.

Read More…

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.

Read More…

Page 1 of 9  Next »

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.

Read more >

Join now!

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.

Read more >