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Online sales of counterfeit products likely to soar

30 October 2020

Read ACG's Director General, Phil Lewis's blog for his views on how criminals will exploit this opportunity and put consumers at risk.

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Dealing with Counterfeits Online

16 October 2020

The Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) combines the knowledge and expertise of its members through working groups to achieve specific goals. The Online Counterfeiting Working Group (OWG) is one of three active working groups and focuses on discussing online enforcement and the activities which affects the interests of ACG members.

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Huge spike in fake ads

13 July 2020

SHOPPERS are being warned about fake clothes being sold via Facebook posts after a huge surge counterfeit items which are bought online. Last year, 31 per cent of shoppers unintentionally bought fake products online - up from 24 per cent in 2018, according to research by the ACG.

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Online fraudsters exploit COVID-19 fears

02 April 2020

The Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) and the Transnational Alliance to Combat Illicit Trade (TRACIT), are urging consumers to take seriously the risks presented by the growing numbers of fake and ineffective cleaning solutions, anti-bacterial wipes, surgical masks and medicines being sold during the coronavirus pandemic.

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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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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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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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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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