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How to spot fake electrical goods this Black Friday

16 November 2017

Firefighters are warning consumers to shop carefully on Black Friday (November 24) and avoid fake electrical products as they present a serious fire risk. Research carried out by the charity Electrical Safety First revealed that an estimated nine million UK consumers have purchased a fake electrical product as a Christmas gift in the past.

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Fake Pandora websites are promising 70 per cent discounts this Christmas - how to avoid them:

15 November 2017

Christmas shoppers are being warned about entering sensitive details online following a spate of fraudulent Pandora websites selling counterfeit goods.

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Shoppers warned to watch out for fake goods on Black Friday

15 November 2017

FIREFIGHTERS are warning consumers to shop carefully on Black Friday November 24 and avoid fake electrical products which pose a serious fire risk. Black Friday falls during the national Fire Kills Electrical Safety Week from November 20-26 and is a retail bonanza which encourages people to shop for a festive bargain.

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Counterfeit goods lead to Trading Standards court action

08 November 2017

A fraudster who sold fake goods through Facebook and Gumtree has appeared in court.

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Facebook seller caught with counterfeit tobacco and drugs

03 November 2017

Thomas Chaney, 24, of Greenmeadow was caught following an investigation by Torfaen’s trading standards team which found he was selling large quantities of counterfeit tobacco through the social media site.

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Grimsby counterfeit designer gear seller in Court

23 October 2017

A 'foolish' delivery driver who sold fake designer labels including Michael Kors handbags and UGG boots on Facebook for as little as £30 has been convicted.

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Millions of counterfeit medicines seized in largest operation against illicit online pharmacies

25 September 2017

In the largest action of its kind, INTERPOL’s Operation Pangea X targeting the illicit online sale of medicines and medical devices, saw some 400 arrests worldwide and the seizure of more than USD 51 million worth of potentially dangerous medicines.

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Buying fake Viagra onlin 'Russian Roulette

25 September 2017

Almost £50m of fake Viagra has been confiscated in the last five years. Raids are being carried out to try to crack down on the problem.

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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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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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