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Beware, that counterfeit Christmas gift could be funding modern slavery

20 December 2019

Buying counterfeit Christmas gifts has much wider implications than many imagine. Eighty-three per cent of all fakes come from South East Asia and are the result of workers, including children, held in some of the world’s worst sweatshop factories.

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Dodgy dealer told to pay £6,000 for flogging fake designer clothes at Dagenham Sunday Market

13 December 2019

Trading standards officers seized 436 items of clothing with Ralph Lauren and Nike logos including jumpers, t-shirts and tracksuits.

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Shoppers warned about dangerous counterfeit goods

10 December 2019

Budgets are stretched and stores are selling out, so some shoppers might be tempted to look at cheaper versions available online or in the high street. But this is also where counterfeit traders are taking advantage and cashing in.

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True cost of so-called bargains

09 December 2019

In recent years, trading standards officers across the region have seized millions of pounds worth of fake goods.

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Christmas shoppers warned of 'toxic' Counterfeit toys as big day approaches

06 December 2019

Authorities have urged parents to be extremely careful when ordering toys online

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Counterfeit Nike trainers worth £50,000 seized in raid on Birmingham warehouse

05 December 2019

Trading standards officials in south Wales launched probe which led them to a storage facility in Birmingham, following advertisements on social media for fake goods

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How to protect yourself from Black Friday scams

20 November 2019

Scammers are finding new ways to deprive you of your hard earned money throughout the year. But shoppers impatiently searching for bargains on Black Friday next week will have con artists rubbing their hands with glee.

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Counterfeit not welcome: ACG Award for foiling fakes and frauds

15 November 2019

Ealing Council’s trading standards team has won an award for its outstanding work to stop the sale of dodgy goods and counterfeit products in the borough.

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Printer 'reeled off 1,900 counterfeit fabric softener labels'

15 November 2019

Acting on a tip-off, consumer protection officers from Bolton Council raided Hot Print Design, on Kenyon Business Park, and found machines reeling off bogus stickers for the Comfort range, borough magistrates were told.

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Fake cigarettes and tobacco worth £13,000 seized from Nelson shop

15 November 2019

The large haul of illicit cigarettes and tobacco were seized from a shop in Nelson on Thursday, by officers from Lancashire County Council.

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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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