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Result! Thousands of counterfeit and unsafe goods seized

18 January 2019

A joint operation between the National Trading Standards Regional Investigations Team Central England, Birmingham Trading Standards, West Midlands Police and partners including the Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG), the National Markets Group (NMG) and brand representatives, has resulted in the seizure of £2.5 million worth of counterfeit and unsafe products including clothing, jewellery and cosmetics.

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Huge £2.5 MILLION haul of fake and 'unsafe' Chanel, Armarni and GHD products seized

18 January 2019

It took officers two days to clear out Digbeth warehouse full of counterfeit perfumes, clothes and footwear

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We went shopping in Strangeways, and here's what we got...

05 January 2019

The shops are constantly raided by police and trading standards - with £2.5m worth of fake goods seized in the latest bust.

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Cannabis and counterfeit clothes seized from Walsall's Bescot Market

17 December 2018

Bags of cannabis and hundreds of suspected fake clothes, trainers, perfume and jewellery were seized in a pre-Christmas raid on a Walsall market.

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Misuse of Small Parcels for Trade in Counterfeit Goods

12 December 2018

A new report out today reveals that more than six out of ten customs seizures of counterfeit or pirated goods are of small parcels sent through postal or courier services.

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What you need to know if you are buying counterfeit goods

10 December 2018

Bargain hunters warned to be wary of anything which seems too cheap

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Watch List: Commission sets sights on counterfeit and piracy hotspots

10 December 2018

The Commission’s new Counterfeit and Piracy Watch List, names websites and physical marketplaces outside the EU that are reported to engage in, facilitate or benefit from substantial counterfeiting and piracy...

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Raids Raids Raids: December Week One

10 December 2018

It has been a busy, but satisfying week for the ACG and its brand members. In the first full week of December we have been involved in three separate raid actions.

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Don’t let counterfeit products ruin your festive fun! Christmas might finish with a bang if you don’t buy real.

10 December 2018

Beware of unrecognisable sellers and make sure that the website/store is genuine.

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People who buy fake hair stylers and other gadgets risk death and exposure to internet scams

25 November 2018

CONSUMERS will expose themselves to identity fraud and health and safety risks by buying fake electrical goods in the run-up to Christmas, police have warned.

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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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