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Profits from selling counterfeit goods are often used to fund other types of crime

21 February 2018

e.g. drug & people trafficking, money laundering and even terrorism!

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TED Talk: How fake handbags fund terrorism and organized crime

31 January 2018

What's the harm in buying a knock-off purse or a fake designer watch? According to counterfeit investigator Alastair Gray, fakes like these fund terrorism and organized crime. Learn more about the trillion-dollar underground economy of counterfeiting -- from the criminal organizations that run it to the child labor they use to produce its goods -- as well as measures you can take to help stop it. "Let's shine a light on the dark forces of counterfeiting that are hiding in plain sight," Gray says.

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Counterfeit goods seized in London's West End

29 January 2018

Westminster Trading Standards found hundreds of illegal knock-offs in London's West End, which retailers passed off as the real deal to unsuspecting buyers.

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Sentenced: Man who had 430 counterfeit items worth £40,000

23 January 2018

The fake goods included GHD straighteners, Rolex watches, Mac make-up, and Nike and Ralph Lauren clothing, and officers worked with the trademark holders to confirm the items were counterfeit.

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Trading Standards seize its most dangerous products at London Gateway port

20 January 2018

Glass kettles contained counterfeit fuses which did not comply with the British safety standards.

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Prison for businessman selling counterfeit Sky remotes

16 January 2018

Mr Stephen Usher, Director of Super Satellite Man Ltd and Sky Satellites Ltd, was sentenced last week after being taken to court by Central Bedfordshire Council for selling over 45,000 counterfeit Sky remote controls.

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Trader jailed following seizure of 8,000 counterfeit and dangerous items

09 January 2018

Kashif Haq had fake items worth more than £100,000, including iPhone chargers, Beats headphones and Hello Kitty dolls.

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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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Pre-Christmas operations by Ealing Council and the police led to seizure of counterfeit and illicit items

27 December 2017

Overall, 4,797 items of mobile accessories were taken from four premises in Bridge Road, including 3,300 counterfeit batteries which are now being examined for safety reasons.

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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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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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Membership with the ACG is the best way to work with government and enforcement bodies to protect your brand. Our Roadshows and training days help you reach out to police, trading standards and border force officers and tell them about your genuine products.

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