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Latest News - Christmas

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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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Christmas shoppers warned of 'toxic' Counterfeit toys as big day approaches

06 December 2019

Authorities have urged parents to be extremely careful when ordering toys online

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Counterfeit Nike trainers worth £50,000 seized in raid on Birmingham warehouse

05 December 2019

Trading standards officials in south Wales launched probe which led them to a storage facility in Birmingham, following advertisements on social media for fake goods

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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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Counterfeit not welcome: ACG Award for foiling fakes and frauds

15 November 2019

Ealing Council’s trading standards team has won an award for its outstanding work to stop the sale of dodgy goods and counterfeit products in the borough.

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Trading Standards officers seize dangerous counterfeit perfume haul - and issue warning to Christmas shoppers

30 September 2019

The bottles of fragrance, labelled as designer items by the likes of YSL, Giorgio Armani, Thierry Mugler and Dior, are likely to contain high levels of chemicals that can cause nasty reactions when sprayed onto the skin. And these substances are flammable, making them dangerous for people to have in their homes.

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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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