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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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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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Counterfeit not welcome: ACG Award for foiling fakes and frauds

15 November 2019

Ealing Council’s trading standards team has won an award for its outstanding work to stop the sale of dodgy goods and counterfeit products in the borough.

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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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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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Dorset Council Trading Standards team honoured with ACG award

20 August 2019

Dorset Council Trading Standards team were presented with their ACG Award for Excellence in Anti-Counterfeiting yesterday in Dorchester.

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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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