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Modern slavery is the latest shocking development which has become linked to counterfeit crime

19 November 2017

Police believe many of the immigrants working in the warren of shops and warehouses across Strangeways have been brought to the UK specifically to work in the counterfeit trade. And without the proper papers entitling them to their rights, it is feared they are being exploited.

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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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Gloucester car boot seller raided by Trading Standards

15 November 2017

About £1,200 worth of cigarettes and rolling tobacco, all believed to be counterfeit, was seized from the stall.

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Ebay traders selling Remembrance Day poppies WITHOUT donating the proceeds

11 November 2017

Traders from as far away as China are flogging unofficial products with no sign that any of the proceeds are going to worthwhile causes.

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Barking Market trader fined for selling counterfeit t-shirts

26 October 2017

A trader at Barking Market has been fined and given a community order after he was caught selling fake Ralph Lauren children’s t-shirts.

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Thurrock Council leader praises crackdown on counterfeit cigarettes

23 October 2017

Sarah Cambridge, trading as Chequers Fruit and Veg at 18b North Mall, Grays Shopping Centre, pleaded guilty to six offences of selling counterfeit cigarettes, possessing with the intent to supply counterfeit cigarettes and failure to display a notice with regards to underage sales.

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Market trader from Skegness jailed selling counterfeit goods

16 October 2017

Roshan Singh, from Skegness, had 1,500 counterfeit items on his market stall in Hull just months after he was caught selling other fake goods at the Eastgate Market at Sea Lane, Ingoldmells.

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Counterfeit goods worth £2m seized and modern slavery victims rescued in raids

13 October 2017

Six addresses in Cheetham Hill were raided by police, trading standards, Border Force and immigration officers. Businesses, private houses and storage units were searched under GMP’s Operation Challenger.

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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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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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