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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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Car firm fined almost £100k after selling counterfeit goods

13 November 2017

A car accessory firm run by men from Formby and Maghull “ripped off” customers and motor companies to the tune of about £200,000, a court has heard. Euro Car Mats Ltd sold bogus car mats and accessories online to unsuspecting customers all over the UK using the trademarks of reputable car manufacturers.

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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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Fake poppy merchandise seized ahead of Remembrance Sunday

10 November 2017

A spokesperson for The Royal British Legion and Poppyscotland said: "The two-petal poppy is a registered trademark owned by The Royal British Legion and the four-petal poppy is a registered trademark owned by Poppyscotland. We have a responsibility to make sure that these trademarks are protected so that the public can be sure that their donations are going directly to a registered charity.”

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Counterfeit goods lead to Trading Standards court action

08 November 2017

A fraudster who sold fake goods through Facebook and Gumtree has appeared in court.

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Guilty! 24 charges of selling counterfeit goods

07 November 2017

The knock-off items, which also included Gucci belts and Beats headphones, were ‘indistinct from the real thing’ at a first look, prosecutors said.

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Christmas shoppers urged not to buy cheap perfume and after shave from street sellers in Peterborough

31 October 2017

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Trading Standards say unlicensed street traders are operating illegally in the city and have so far seized 500 bottles of counterfeit designer fragrance in eight weeks.

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Police warn Halloween revellers not to be tricked by counterfeit fancy dress costumes

25 October 2017

Counterfeit fancy dress clothing is not subjected to the same rigorous testing as genuine items and therefore poses a public safety risk to consumers, it says.

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Grimsby counterfeit designer gear seller in Court

23 October 2017

A 'foolish' delivery driver who sold fake designer labels including Michael Kors handbags and UGG boots on Facebook for as little as £30 has been convicted.

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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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