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Carolyn Harris MP: We must end the unregulated selling of counterfeit electrical goods online

09 July 2019

So when is the Government going to take action against Amazon, Ebay, Facebook etc. who are daily allowing their sellers to sell unsafe, recalled, fake and non-compliant electrical goods to the public? We need action, and we need it fast!

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Durham shop owner behind bars for selling counterfeit cigarettes

09 July 2019

Ismail Maulud, was jailed for a total of 30 months at Durham Crown Court, 12 months for the sale of counterfeit tobacco goods and 18 months consecutively for a knife attack he carried out on an in-debt customer.

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Leeds gang leader must repay £150,000 after being caught with eight million counterfeit cigarettes

08 July 2019

Discount furniture store owner, Geoffrey David Moon, of Thwaite Lane, Leeds, was the ringleader of a criminal gang which smuggled tobacco products worth more than £2 million in unpaid duty into the UK.

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North Ayrshire Trading Standards appeal to public to report counterfeit cigarettes

26 June 2019

The tell-tale signs of illicit tobacco include unusual packaging such as spelling mistakes, incorrect logos or styling, foreign or no health warnings, no picture health warnings, cheaper prices e.g. less than £5 for a pack of 20, or an unusual taste and smell.

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Counterfeit cigarettes and tobacco worth more than £1,200 confiscated

20 June 2019

Officers carried out the investigation following reports of fake cigarettes being sold from this premises.

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18,000 fake cigs seized in series of shop raids in Southend

12 June 2019

Experts say the products are being laced with rat droppings, dead insects, asbestos and other harmful ingredients in a bid to pass them off as genuine.

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Counterfeit goods and organised crime go hand in hand!

12 June 2019

As well as the weapons, a quantity of Class B drugs, counterfeit clothing and DVDs, approximately £13,000 in cash, phones, tablets, documentation, over 7000 illicit cigarettes and a quantity of hand-rolling tobacco were also seized.

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ACG represented at the CTSI Symposium 2019

11 June 2019

Annual professional development event: 10-12 June 2019, Brighton

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Takeaway boss in Accrington fined for tobacco sideline

10 June 2019

Hussain, 51, of Tremellen Street, Accrington, pleaded guilty to one trademarks offence and one safety regulations charge.

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Police call for YouTube influencers to stop using counterfeit makeup

07 June 2019

To mark Anti-Counterfeiting Day on Thursday, the City of London Police’s Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) warned that using counterfeit make-up can cause harmful infections, rashes, and even burns.

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