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Inside Britain’s Black Market: Lab where counterfeit Xanax is mass produced

22 February 2019

Black market dealer who makes fake pills in a CEMENT MIXER admits he has no qualms about selling illegal Xanax to teens - as documentary reveals children as young as 14 are getting hooked.

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Organised crime & counterfeit goods go hand in hand

20 February 2019

The north-east’s organised crime unit use a range of tactics to disrupt gangs and meet monthly with housing bosses, trading standards chiefs and others to think of ways of making their lives difficult.

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Valentine's. A day of romance... an opportunity for counterfeiters

14 February 2019

Valentine’s Day is approaching a £1 billion industry, with most of our affection shown with gifts and presents.

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Fake Xanax: Anxiety drug deaths an 'escalating crisis'

04 February 2019

Joe McCrisken says he is signing off an alprazolam-related death nearly once a week. He says "most of the deaths" are caused by counterfeit versions of Xanax, the brand name for the drug alprazolam.

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Warning! 1000s of counterfeit goods seized by UK Border Force - and how to spot them

12 December 2018

Border Force seized millions of fake electronics, dodgy designer clothes and counterfeit football shirts last year and the products can be dangerous

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Misuse of Small Parcels for Trade in Counterfeit Goods

12 December 2018

A new report out today reveals that more than six out of ten customs seizures of counterfeit or pirated goods are of small parcels sent through postal or courier services.

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What you need to know if you are buying counterfeit goods

10 December 2018

Bargain hunters warned to be wary of anything which seems too cheap

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Watch List: Commission sets sights on counterfeit and piracy hotspots

10 December 2018

The Commission’s new Counterfeit and Piracy Watch List, names websites and physical marketplaces outside the EU that are reported to engage in, facilitate or benefit from substantial counterfeiting and piracy...

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Don’t let counterfeit products ruin your festive fun! Christmas might finish with a bang if you don’t buy real.

10 December 2018

Beware of unrecognisable sellers and make sure that the website/store is genuine.

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People who buy fake hair stylers and other gadgets risk death and exposure to internet scams

25 November 2018

CONSUMERS will expose themselves to identity fraud and health and safety risks by buying fake electrical goods in the run-up to Christmas, police have warned.

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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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