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Ways to avoid counterfeits on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

20 November 2017

This years’ Black Friday and Cyber Monday is fast approaching and consumers need to be on their guard to ensure they don’t get caught out by fake goods. The value of counterfeit products coming into the UK was worth nearly £9.3 billion, according to a report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)*.

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How to spot fake electrical goods this Black Friday

16 November 2017

Firefighters are warning consumers to shop carefully on Black Friday (November 24) and avoid fake electrical products as they present a serious fire risk. Research carried out by the charity Electrical Safety First revealed that an estimated nine million UK consumers have purchased a fake electrical product as a Christmas gift in the past.

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Fake Pandora websites are promising 70 per cent discounts this Christmas - how to avoid them:

15 November 2017

Christmas shoppers are being warned about entering sensitive details online following a spate of fraudulent Pandora websites selling counterfeit goods.

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Shoppers warned to watch out for fake goods on Black Friday

15 November 2017

FIREFIGHTERS are warning consumers to shop carefully on Black Friday November 24 and avoid fake electrical products which pose a serious fire risk. Black Friday falls during the national Fire Kills Electrical Safety Week from November 20-26 and is a retail bonanza which encourages people to shop for a festive bargain.

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Car firm fined almost £100k after selling counterfeit goods

13 November 2017

A car accessory firm run by men from Formby and Maghull “ripped off” customers and motor companies to the tune of about £200,000, a court has heard. Euro Car Mats Ltd sold bogus car mats and accessories online to unsuspecting customers all over the UK using the trademarks of reputable car manufacturers.

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Ebay traders selling Remembrance Day poppies WITHOUT donating the proceeds

11 November 2017

Traders from as far away as China are flogging unofficial products with no sign that any of the proceeds are going to worthwhile causes.

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Counterfeit goods lead to Trading Standards court action

08 November 2017

A fraudster who sold fake goods through Facebook and Gumtree has appeared in court.

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Facebook seller caught with counterfeit tobacco and drugs

03 November 2017

Thomas Chaney, 24, of Greenmeadow was caught following an investigation by Torfaen’s trading standards team which found he was selling large quantities of counterfeit tobacco through the social media site.

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Grimsby counterfeit designer gear seller in Court

23 October 2017

A 'foolish' delivery driver who sold fake designer labels including Michael Kors handbags and UGG boots on Facebook for as little as £30 has been convicted.

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Craigslist used to sell passports, drugs and counterfeit goods, says BBC

23 October 2017

ORGANISED crime gangs are ‘hijacking’ classified ads website Craigslist to sell drugs, stolen passports and counterfeit goods, according to a BBC investigation.

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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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