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Teens 'buying anxiety drug Xanax on social media'

21 February 2018

DANGEROUS ingredients such as boric acid, heavy metals and floor polish have been found in counterfeit medicines!

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Group charged in investigation over selling counterfeit medicines

20 February 2018

Three people from north London are among five who have been charged as part of an investigation into the sale of counterfeit and unlicensed medicines.

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DANGEROUS ingredients such as boric acid, heavy metals and floor polish have been found in COUNTERFEIT medicines!

14 February 2018

Counterfeits are difficult to distinguish from the real medicines and are extremely dangerous by their very nature given that they are not produced under regulated manufacturing conditions to ensure their safety.

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TED Talk: How fake handbags fund terrorism and organized crime

31 January 2018

What's the harm in buying a knock-off purse or a fake designer watch? According to counterfeit investigator Alastair Gray, fakes like these fund terrorism and organized crime. Learn more about the trillion-dollar underground economy of counterfeiting -- from the criminal organizations that run it to the child labor they use to produce its goods -- as well as measures you can take to help stop it. "Let's shine a light on the dark forces of counterfeiting that are hiding in plain sight," Gray says.

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'Counterfeit Street': The trail of misery behind the designer knock-off you are getting for Christmas

23 December 2017

How buying fake designer goods can help modern slavery and gangsters whose other activities involve ‘a pump action shotgun, dum-dum bullets and amphetamines’

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Detectives in Scotland have seized drugs - including counterfeit prescription tablets - worth more than £3 million

19 December 2017

At one location, drugs with a street value of more than £2.7 million were found along with a "mobile drug production laboratory" in a van which had a hydraulic press, moulds and bulking agents inside.

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People are being urged to beware of fake products and websites in the run-up to Christmas

23 November 2017

Latest figures suggest that Christmas fraud increased by 25% between 2015 and 2016. Analysis of last year's crimes also suggests that 65% of crimes at Christmas were linked to online auctions.

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Crackdown on fake goods on Sutton high street by police and council

23 November 2017

Christmas shoppers are advised that if something seems too good to be true then the product is likely to be fake or unsafe.

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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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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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