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Cambridge seller flogged thousands of 'dangerous and toxic' toys

16 January 2018

Chan, Director of K & B Station Ltd, failed to work with several Port Authorities about unsafe or incorrectly labelled toys. The charges relate to toys which included Disney’s Frozen, Secret Life of Pets, Despicable Me, Paw Patrol, Pokémon, Hello Kitty, Arsenal, Peppa Pig, Angry Birds and Big Hero 6.

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Amazon and eBay trader ran £250,000 counterfeit business from Portsmouth office

05 January 2018

Marcos Jager was prosecuted by Portsmouth City Council after Trading Standards officers seized thousands of items of stock at Cumberland Business Centre, Northumberland Road, Southsea.

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Counterfeit football kits trader from Saltburn jailed

03 January 2018

Christopher Smith used sales websites Gumtree and Shpock as well as Facebook to sell the £20 strips which he imported from China.

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Christmas crackdown on '100 traders selling fake goods'

26 December 2017

Graham Mogg, of the UK Anti-Counterfeiting Group, said officers netted more than 120,000 fake products last Christmas, "a proportion of which was heading for Welsh consumers".

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Heading for the Boxing Day sales? Know your rights...

26 December 2017

If it sounds too good to be true, it's probably fake. That's the advice of Cumbria Trading Standards Service, which says there are four key indicators of counterfeit goods and they're warning sales shoppers to be savvy about their spending. While cheap prices are attractive, it's the first sign of a fake and potentially dangerous product.

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Man who sold fake Rolex watches jailed

14 December 2017

Terrance Donovan (58), of Griffiths Court, Peterborough sold the fake goods on websites including eBay and Amazon for up to £250.

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Christmas shoppers in West Dunbartonshire warned over buying counterfeit gifts

14 December 2017

As more and more Christmas shopping is done online, shoppers are being warned to make sure online sites are legitimate...

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Warning over must-have Christmas toy counterfeits as parents are duped by 'discounts'

13 December 2017

The CTSI told The Telegraph :"Christmas can be a stressful time of year, full of pressures to buy the latest must have toys. Stock shortages can send desperate parents into the arms of counterfeit traders with cheap, potentially dangerous fakes.

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Aldridge couple face jail for selling toxic Disney dolls

13 December 2017

Some of the fake dolls had chemical compound levels more than 2,000 times the legal limit.

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Former teacher ordered to pay back £100k after selling fake Pandora charms

12 December 2017

The court made a confiscation order for £100,000, to be paid within three months, with a default sentence of 18 months imprisonment to be triggered if she does not pay the money back.

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