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ACG Member - Rubie’s counterfeit success rate continues

22 August 2019

The latest counterfeit conviction to have taken place after a trading standards alert from costume company Rubie’s has resulted in a £10,000 fine for the illegal trader.

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Takeaway closed after machetes, knives and counterfeit cigarettes seized

27 September 2019

Around £5,000 in cash was recovered along with thousands of pounds worth of counterfeit cigarettes and tobacco.

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Huge haul of fake goods found during illegal housing raid

26 September 2019

Trading Standards officers also found a number of hidden knives in the property after swooping on an address on Whalebone Grove, Dagenham.

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Huge crash for Mustang driver highlights the danger of fake gear flooding the market

24 September 2019

A racer in the US has illustrated in the most graphic terms what fake gear – in this case, his racing harness – can result in. After a brake failure, the driver hits a barrier head on in his Mustang, resulting in a catastrophic failure of his harness.

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Redditch man fined for selling counterfeit football shirts

23 September 2019

The football kits included those for England, Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal.

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Counterfeit goods seized during joint operation at popular Perthshire market

21 September 2019

Fake tracksuits, trainers, perfume and jewellery were claimed by Perth and Kinross Council’s Trading Standards at the Errol Sunday Market on August 18 in a joint operation with Police Scotland and the market organisers Morris Leslie.

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Police raid North Staffordshire house and find six-thousand counterfeit goods in the shed

13 September 2019

Fraudster Steven Bowler has been rumbled after selling more than 11,500 pieces of counterfeit golfing equipment on eBay - worth a total of £175,000.

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Leamington trader sold dangerous counterfeit Samsung products online

25 August 2019

Sandhu, sole director of Partek Trade Ltd was sentenced to 12 months in prison suspended for two years, ordered to do 280 hours of unpaid work and has been disqualified from acting as a company director or otherwise in the management of a company for five years.

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Counterfeit goods postmaster ordered to pay back £750,000 or face five more years in prison

21 August 2019

The court accepted that in total, the business had generated £1.75 million in illegal turnover.

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