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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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True cost of so-called bargains

09 December 2019

In recent years, trading standards officers across the region have seized millions of pounds worth of fake goods.

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Fake Christmas toys and why you shouldn't buy them

07 December 2019

How can you tell if toys are real or fake?

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Christmas shoppers warned of danger of fake toys

07 December 2019

Unsafe toys expected to flood market before Christmas as ‘must-have’ products sell ou

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Lincolnshire’s markets praised for keeping county’s shoppers safe from counterfeits

06 December 2019

Sleaford market and thirty nine other markets in Lincolnshire have been praised for signing up to a nationwide consumer-friendly ‘Fake-Free Markets’ charter.

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How to protect yourself from Black Friday scams

20 November 2019

Scammers are finding new ways to deprive you of your hard earned money throughout the year. But shoppers impatiently searching for bargains on Black Friday next week will have con artists rubbing their hands with glee.

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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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