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ACG warn consumers if the price seems too good to be true, it probably is

21 November 2019

The Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) warn consumers about buying fakes during Black Friday and Cyber Monday. If the price seems too good to be true, it probably is!. It won’t be long before its Black Friday and Cyber Monday and UK shoppers are once again chasing down the best deals for Christmas.

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Beware, that counterfeit Christmas gift could be funding modern slavery

20 December 2019

Buying counterfeit Christmas gifts has much wider implications than many imagine. Eighty-three per cent of all fakes come from South East Asia and are the result of workers, including children, held in some of the world’s worst sweatshop factories.

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Shoppers warned about dangerous counterfeit goods

10 December 2019

Budgets are stretched and stores are selling out, so some shoppers might be tempted to look at cheaper versions available online or in the high street. But this is also where counterfeit traders are taking advantage and cashing in.

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Parents warned over 'cheap but fake' L.O.L Dolls that contain deadly chemicals

10 December 2019

Christmas shoppers are being warned to watch out for fake and potentially dangerous toys that could contain toxic materials, and pose serious choking or hearing hazards for young children.

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True cost of so-called bargains

09 December 2019

In recent years, trading standards officers across the region have seized millions of pounds worth of fake goods.

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Fake Christmas toys and why you shouldn't buy them

07 December 2019

How can you tell if toys are real or fake?

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Christmas shoppers warned of danger of fake toys

07 December 2019

Unsafe toys expected to flood market before Christmas as ‘must-have’ products sell ou

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Christmas shoppers warned of 'toxic' Counterfeit toys as big day approaches

06 December 2019

Authorities have urged parents to be extremely careful when ordering toys online

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Counterfeit Nike trainers worth £50,000 seized in raid on Birmingham warehouse

05 December 2019

Trading standards officials in south Wales launched probe which led them to a storage facility in Birmingham, following advertisements on social media for fake goods

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How to protect yourself from Black Friday scams

20 November 2019

Scammers are finding new ways to deprive you of your hard earned money throughout the year. But shoppers impatiently searching for bargains on Black Friday next week will have con artists rubbing their hands with glee.

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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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