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Latest News - Markets & Car Boot Sales

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1000s of unsafe fidget spinners and hundreds of fake designer goods seized during raid in Manchester

12 May 2018

A total of 2,136 incorrectly labelled fidget spinners were found on the premises during a raid in May 2017.

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€3k worth of counterfeit clothes seized at Wicklow market

02 May 2018

The seizure included a large amount of jumpers and jackets that were falsely branded as Adidas and North Face.

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Stay safe and avoid counterfeits this May bank holiday

02 May 2018

People are being urged to be vigilant and avoid buying counterfeit goods if they’re heading to one of Staffordshire’s May bank holiday markets or car boot sales.

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Jailed fraudsters ordered to repay more than £750k over fake PlayStations and Nintendos

02 May 2018

The duo sold hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of goods online, laundering cash through eBay and PayPal.

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Men tried to sell counterfeit goods at car boot sale

30 April 2018

Fake Chanel earrings, phoney Ralph Lauren tracksuits and Ugg gloves were among the items two conmen tried to sell at a car boot sale.

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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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Skegness stallholder jailed for selling counterfeit clothing

22 April 2018

Ranbir Singh Dhanoa (69) was found to be offering branded clothing such as Adidas, Nike, Converse, Lacoste and Fred Perry at his Eastgate Market stall, Ingoldmells, following an investigation by Trading Standards officers in June, 2016.

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Bristol says YES to fake-free market shopping

16 April 2018

A long-standing Sunday market in Bristol is heralding a new dawn by making a commitment to fake-free trading by signing the Real Deal Charter with Bristol City Council’s Trading Standards service. Privately-owned company, Cotswold Markets, which operates at the wholesale fruit market venue in the St Philip’s Marsh area of the city, has recently introduced a strict ‘no counterfeits’ policy and is committed to changing the face of the market and upgrading the retail offering by attracting new traders selling good quality, genuine bargains.

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Counterfeit handbag seller at Ingoldmells market sentenced

13 April 2018

A stallholder at a market in Ingoldmells has been ordered to pay more than £3,500 and do 150 hours unpaid work for selling counterfeit designer handbags and purses

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