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Cambridge seller flogged thousands of 'dangerous and toxic' toys

16 January 2018

Chan, Director of K & B Station Ltd, failed to work with several Port Authorities about unsafe or incorrectly labelled toys. The charges relate to toys which included Disney’s Frozen, Secret Life of Pets, Despicable Me, Paw Patrol, Pokémon, Hello Kitty, Arsenal, Peppa Pig, Angry Birds and Big Hero 6.

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Hayes market trader fined £110,000 for money laundering and possession of 1000s of COUNTERFEIT tobacco products

10 January 2018

Around 1,000 packets of cigarettes and 1,000 pouches of tobacco were found bearing counterfeit trademarks for brands including Marlboro, Benson & Hedges, and Golden Virginia.

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Amazon and eBay trader ran £250,000 counterfeit business from Portsmouth office

05 January 2018

Marcos Jager was prosecuted by Portsmouth City Council after Trading Standards officers seized thousands of items of stock at Cumberland Business Centre, Northumberland Road, Southsea.

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Former teacher ordered to pay back £100k after selling fake Pandora charms

12 December 2017

The court made a confiscation order for £100,000, to be paid within three months, with a default sentence of 18 months imprisonment to be triggered if she does not pay the money back.

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Warning issued to Christmas shoppers over 'fake goods'

30 November 2017

North East Lincolnshire Council's Trading Standards officers issued the warning ahead of the festive period following a productive year spent seizing hauls of counterfeit goods including mugs, lighters, keyrings, clothing and perfume.

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Runcorn woman fined for peddling counterfeit clothes and make-up

30 November 2017

Despite the small amount of seized goods, a Trading Standards spokeswoman said a digital money trail showed a clear long-running pattern of selling a large volume of counterfeit goods through five social media accounts.

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Woman fined £1,000 and ordered to pay £25,642 proceeds from sale of fake designer clothing

27 November 2017

Councillor Debbie Kennard, Cabinet Member for Safer and Stronger Communities, said: “Anyone thinking that the sale of counterfeit goods is a victimless crime is wrong: deceiving people into buying fake items is a serious offence that hurts both innocent buyers and legitimate businesses.

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Crackdown on fake goods on Sutton high street by police and council

23 November 2017

Christmas shoppers are advised that if something seems too good to be true then the product is likely to be fake or unsafe.

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Sentenced! Rudheath couple who made £50k from fake vehicle badges

23 November 2017

It is estimated that over an 18 month period the pair sold counterfeit goods totalling £51,496.12.

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End of the road for business selling counterfeit car parts

21 November 2017

A man from Brent has been slapped with a hefty fine and a suspended prison sentence after being found guilty of conning consumers by selling counterfeit automotive goods.

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