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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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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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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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Penarth man prosecuted for selling counterfeit jewellery and unsafe cosmetics

13 August 2019

“Great work by Shared Regulatory Services has led to this prosecution, which ensures that no more people will fall victim to this company.

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Barber hit with fine for flogging counterfeit designer gear

19 July 2019

The court heard how she used Facebook to advertise hooky Vivienne Westwood, Hugo Boss, and Michael Kors gear.

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Fake Rolex con man in Sussex back in court

17 July 2019

Jamie Thorpe sold counterfeit Rolex watches while trading as Ludgate Watches out of a farm near Lewes, where he was a tenant.

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Police seize £4million of fake sports gear during huge raid in Strangeways

17 July 2019

More than 90 officers and staff executed a planned warrant at Lawrence House

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Woman jailed for four years for £440,000 online counterfeit tobacco scam

15 July 2019

A woman from Bolton has been jailed – and her husband and mother given suspended prison sentences – for selling illegal cigarettes.

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Call for action on 'shocking' trade in fake crash helmets - ITV News Investigation

12 July 2019

Experts have described new evidence of a trade in dangerous and counterfeit crash helmets as "shocking" and "a tragedy waiting to happen".

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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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