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Latest News - Dangerous

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ACG Member - Rubie’s counterfeit success rate continues

22 August 2019

The latest counterfeit conviction to have taken place after a trading standards alert from costume company Rubie’s has resulted in a £10,000 fine for the illegal trader.

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Shoppers warned against buying 'fishy' fake perfume

18 November 2019

In the last week alone Bolton Council officers have confronted two sets of unlicensed street traders claiming to be selling brand name scents at a fraction of the retail price.

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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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Lorry drivers jailed for smuggling eight million counterfeit cigarettes through Port of Dover

15 November 2019

Kazakin and Gromek were both convicted of excise fraud at Maidstone Crown Court on 13 November 2019 and were each sentenced to four years and six months in prison.

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Printer 'reeled off 1,900 counterfeit fabric softener labels'

15 November 2019

Acting on a tip-off, consumer protection officers from Bolton Council raided Hot Print Design, on Kenyon Business Park, and found machines reeling off bogus stickers for the Comfort range, borough magistrates were told.

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Fake cigarettes and tobacco worth £13,000 seized from Nelson shop

15 November 2019

The large haul of illicit cigarettes and tobacco were seized from a shop in Nelson on Thursday, by officers from Lancashire County Council.

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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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Takeaway closed after machetes, knives and counterfeit cigarettes seized

27 September 2019

Around £5,000 in cash was recovered along with thousands of pounds worth of counterfeit cigarettes and tobacco.

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Huge haul of fake goods found during illegal housing raid

26 September 2019

Trading Standards officers also found a number of hidden knives in the property after swooping on an address on Whalebone Grove, Dagenham.

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