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Misuse of Small Parcels for Trade in Counterfeit Goods

12 December 2018

A new report out today reveals that more than six out of ten customs seizures of counterfeit or pirated goods are of small parcels sent through postal or courier services.

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What you need to know if you are buying counterfeit goods

10 December 2018

Bargain hunters warned to be wary of anything which seems too cheap

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Watch List: Commission sets sights on counterfeit and piracy hotspots

10 December 2018

The Commission’s new Counterfeit and Piracy Watch List, names websites and physical marketplaces outside the EU that are reported to engage in, facilitate or benefit from substantial counterfeiting and piracy...

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Don’t let counterfeit products ruin your festive fun! Christmas might finish with a bang if you don’t buy real.

10 December 2018

Beware of unrecognisable sellers and make sure that the website/store is genuine.

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'fake' mobile phone charger starts huge fire

26 November 2018

And cops have also warned that purchasing counterfeit electrical goods online increases your risk of becoming a victim of identity theft.

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Fraudster jailed for £150k counterfeit sports goods scam

26 November 2018

Despite having a warning shot across his bow, he had continued his “brazen” crimes in the belief he could not be detected. He had done so “for a prolonged period with a number of user names, motivated by greed".

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People who buy fake hair stylers and other gadgets risk death and exposure to internet scams

25 November 2018

CONSUMERS will expose themselves to identity fraud and health and safety risks by buying fake electrical goods in the run-up to Christmas, police have warned.

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Warnings that criminals could strike on Black Friday

22 November 2018

Millions of us will be trying to score a bargain on Black Friday - but the council says some offers are "too good to be true".

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ACG warn consumers about buying fakes during Black Friday and Cyber Monday

19 November 2018

We aren't the only ones to recognise the benefits of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Organised international networks of counterfeiters and pirates are on the prowl and looking for our hard earned cash.

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New campaign to protect residents from fake goods on social media buy-and-sale groups

12 November 2018

Flintshire Council’s Trading Standards Service is launching a new initiative to protect consumers and small businesses from the harm caused by the growing trade in fake goods.

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About ACG

ACG represents more than 3,000 brands affected by this influx of fakes into the UK and delivers an international network of information, advice and contacts on all aspects of IP protection. Working with Government and law enforcement agencies since 1980, ACG is focused on providing an effective and sustained response to counterfeiting.

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