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Latest News - Watches & jewellery

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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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Sale of fake designer goods funding INLA

09 December 2019

The Irish National Liberation Army (INLA) are using the sale of fake designer goods to fund the paramilitary group according to the Gardai and PSNI.

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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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How to protect yourself from Black Friday scams

20 November 2019

Scammers are finding new ways to deprive you of your hard earned money throughout the year. But shoppers impatiently searching for bargains on Black Friday next week will have con artists rubbing their hands with glee.

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Counterfeit not welcome: ACG Award for foiling fakes and frauds

15 November 2019

Ealing Council’s trading standards team has won an award for its outstanding work to stop the sale of dodgy goods and counterfeit products in the borough.

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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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Fake designer goods seized from Salisbury home

07 August 2019

These included designer clothing, designer handbags, shoes, trainers, accessories and jewellery, cigarettes, headphones, and perfume.

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"Aladdin's Cave of counterfeit goods" found in Salisbury

07 August 2019

Wiltshire Police say they found a "large" amount of counterfeit items when they went to an address on Devizes Road for a completely separate matter.

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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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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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