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Amazon site awash with counterfeit goods despite crackdown

27 April 2018

Amazon is rife with potentially dangerous counterfeits and other knockoff goods despite years of attempts to crackdown on mis-selling on its platform, a Guardian investigation can reveal.

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Beware of counterfeit make up which could cause health issues - one teenager tells her story

24 April 2018

Experts are warning people not to buy counterfeit cosmetics because they can potentially cause harm.

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Police urge those inspired by the London Marathon to buy genuine footwear

19 April 2018

PIPCU is urging shoppers inspired by the London Marathon to make sure their footwear is the real deal

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Gemma Collins accused of promoting cheap counterfeit goods on social media

29 March 2018

Gemma posted this £70 'Chanel' bag on her Instagram page, but she was slammed for promoting 'cheap c**p'

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Woman fined for selling counterfeit Kylie Jenner make-up with lead in it

14 March 2018

Storm Cimadoro of Llys Adallen, Trehfren in Newtown, appeared before Llandrindod Wells Magistrates Court and pleaded guilty to an offence under the Cosmetic Products Enforcement Regulations 2013 for making available Kylie Matte Liquid Lipstick & Lip Liner which contained lead content of 2,715 m5/kg when lead is a prohibited substance for cosmetic products.

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COUNTERFEIT and second-hand goods are an unknown entity that could cost you your home or even your life

12 March 2018

‘I thought it was a gunshot’ - Battery charger explosion causes Norwich fire and pierces two full beer cans

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More than half of all medicines bought online are fake

09 March 2018

Side effects can include heart attacks, strokes and death. Buying from dodgy websites also increases the risk of being ripped off through credit card fraud or having your identity stolen.

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Shoppers urged to avoid cutting costs with counterfeits this Mother’s Day

08 March 2018

Mother’s Day shoppers are running the risk of injury and identity theft when purchasing cheaper gifts from counterfeit websites, say police.

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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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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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