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New campaign warns ‘there’s more at stake when it’s a fake’

25 September 2017

The campaign highlights the many consequences of buying counterfeit goods online. One of the main consequences of buying counterfeit goods on websites, social media and online is identity crime. When buying items, people will part with personal details such as their address and financial information which allows fraudsters to set-up new websites selling counterfeit goods in their name.

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Identity stolen after buying counterfeit shoes

24 September 2017

Emily's identity was stolen and fake websites were set up in her name to sell more counterfeit goods after she bought shoes.

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Counterfeit cigarettes and alcohol seized from Ealing shops

20 September 2017

Thousands of pounds of dodgy goods have been seized in raids in Southall and Greenford.

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Intellectual Property Crime on the Darknet

20 September 2017

Intellectual Property (IP) crime is committed when someone uses an intellectual property right without the authorisation of its owner. Counterfeiting and piracy are terms used to describe a range of illicit activities related to Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) infringement. Most counterfeit goods infringe a trademark, which means that a good is produced without the authorisation of its rights holder. Piracy refers to the illegal use of literary and artistic works protected by copyrights. Organised Crime Groups (OCGs) are increasingly involved in the violation of IPR

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Conman fined - counterfeit phone cases & print toners

04 August 2017

Kasimali Hajiyani, 34, sold thousands of pounds worth of counterfeit toners, memory cards and mobile phone accessories via his company KAS Trading UK Limited.

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Dentists warned not to purchase counterfeit dental equipment

31 July 2017

These warnings come after a recent GDC hearing found a dentist guilty of purchasing non-compliant and counterfeit dental equipment from an online auction website, resulting in the dentist’s registration being suspended for three months.

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Dangerous counterfeit products continue to flood into the UK

31 July 2017

A dramatic rise in the number of goods seized by Customs in 2016 that were potentially dangerous, has resulted in serious questions being asked about whether the UK Government is ignoring the plight of innocent consumers by failing to prevent a tidal wave of counterfeit products from entering the country.

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PIPCU seize computer hardware worth hundreds of thousands of pounds

28 July 2017

The co-ordinated operation, involving PIPCU and IT networking company Cisco, resulted in two individuals being interviewed under caution and the investigation remains on going.

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Trader sentenced for selling counterfeit goods on Facebook

18 July 2017

Alexander Burton Bolton, 33, was caught at his home in Billingham with a host of counterfeit gear - and an order book showing sales across Teesside.

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Isle of Wight Trading standards Inspector receives prestigious award

17 July 2017

James Potter was nominated to receive a National Markets Group (NMG) award for Individual Excellence in Intellectual Property Enforcement for his perseverance, dedication and coordination regarding raids against Facebook traders resulting in the seizure of more than 2,000 items and a successful conviction at court.

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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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