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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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Modern slavery is the latest shocking development which has become linked to counterfeit crime

19 November 2017

Police believe many of the immigrants working in the warren of shops and warehouses across Strangeways have been brought to the UK specifically to work in the counterfeit trade. And without the proper papers entitling them to their rights, it is feared they are being exploited.

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Fake designer goods with a street value of more than £300,000 seized in Newcastle

17 November 2017

Nationally, counterfeit goods cost the UK economy more than £17bn a year and last year destroyed an estimated 72,000 jobs in this country.

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ACG Border Force Training at Felixstowe

16 November 2017

Felixstowe is Britain’s biggest and busiest container port, and one of the largest in Europe. What better place for the ACG to provide training to Border Force Officers on counterfeit products.

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Security warning over Brexit customs plans

16 November 2017

Border staff might be diverted from "crucial security functions" after Brexit to cope with a sudden increase in customs activity, MPs have warned.

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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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10,000 counterfeit cigarettes seized from Peterborough city centre business

15 November 2017

It follows a raid carried out yesterday (Tuesday, November 14) after concerns were raised by a member of the public.

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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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Gloucester car boot seller raided by Trading Standards

15 November 2017

About £1,200 worth of cigarettes and rolling tobacco, all believed to be counterfeit, was seized from the stall.

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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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