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1000s of unsafe fidget spinners and hundreds of fake designer goods seized during raid in Manchester

12 May 2018

A total of 2,136 incorrectly labelled fidget spinners were found on the premises during a raid in May 2017.

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Jail for tobacco smuggling gang who brought more than eight million counterfeit cigarettes into the UK

11 May 2018

A court ruled £1,107,180 of the seized cash could be paid into the public purse after the defendants could not show a legitimate source for it.

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Stay safe and avoid counterfeits this May bank holiday

02 May 2018

People are being urged to be vigilant and avoid buying counterfeit goods if they’re heading to one of Staffordshire’s May bank holiday markets or car boot sales.

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Jailed fraudsters ordered to repay more than £750k over fake PlayStations and Nintendos

02 May 2018

The duo sold hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of goods online, laundering cash through eBay and PayPal.

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Man fined after counterfeit tobacco and cigarettes found under floorboards of Blackhall shop

02 May 2018

More than 5,000 cigarettes and almost 1.5kg of rolling tobacco were found at Vine Stores..

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Amazon site awash with counterfeit goods despite crackdown

27 April 2018

Amazon is rife with potentially dangerous counterfeits and other knockoff goods despite years of attempts to crackdown on mis-selling on its platform, a Guardian investigation can reveal.

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Beware of counterfeit make up which could cause health issues - one teenager tells her story

24 April 2018

Experts are warning people not to buy counterfeit cosmetics because they can potentially cause harm.

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Butcher caught in fake cigarettes raid hid goods in sausage mix

17 April 2018

Johnstone-Smith — who had 13,360 counterfeit cigarettes seized — claimed he'd resorted to the illicit sideline because his business was in 'dire straits'.

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Woman fined for selling counterfeit Kylie Jenner make-up with lead in it

14 March 2018

Storm Cimadoro of Llys Adallen, Trehfren in Newtown, appeared before Llandrindod Wells Magistrates Court and pleaded guilty to an offence under the Cosmetic Products Enforcement Regulations 2013 for making available Kylie Matte Liquid Lipstick & Lip Liner which contained lead content of 2,715 m5/kg when lead is a prohibited substance for cosmetic products.

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