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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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Leamington trader sold dangerous counterfeit Samsung products online

25 August 2019

Sandhu, sole director of Partek Trade Ltd was sentenced to 12 months in prison suspended for two years, ordered to do 280 hours of unpaid work and has been disqualified from acting as a company director or otherwise in the management of a company for five years.

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Penarth man prosecuted for selling counterfeit jewellery and unsafe cosmetics

13 August 2019

“Great work by Shared Regulatory Services has led to this prosecution, which ensures that no more people will fall victim to this company.

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Fake designer goods seized from Salisbury home

07 August 2019

These included designer clothing, designer handbags, shoes, trainers, accessories and jewellery, cigarettes, headphones, and perfume.

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Trading standards bust shop for selling counterfeit fags

18 July 2019

Trading Standards raided Pound Castle after receiving several tip-offs about the sale of 'illegal' fags and under-age sales from the business.

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Police seize £4million of fake sports gear during huge raid in Strangeways

17 July 2019

More than 90 officers and staff executed a planned warrant at Lawrence House

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Hull off licence shut down: repeatedly breached licensing laws and sold counterfeit goods

17 July 2019

During a raid in April, police found 50,000 smuggled and counterfeit cigarettes and tobacco.

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The dangers of counterfeit alcohol

15 July 2019

Producing fake alcohol is being seen as a way of making money and it can be bought cheaply. However it’s a big problem because of the risks it poses to people’s health, it can cause anything from nausea to blindness and even death.

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Woman jailed for four years for £440,000 online counterfeit tobacco scam

15 July 2019

A woman from Bolton has been jailed – and her husband and mother given suspended prison sentences – for selling illegal cigarettes.

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Call for action on 'shocking' trade in fake crash helmets - ITV News Investigation

12 July 2019

Experts have described new evidence of a trade in dangerous and counterfeit crash helmets as "shocking" and "a tragedy waiting to happen".

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