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Pre-Christmas operations by Ealing Council and the police led to seizure of counterfeit and illicit items

27 December 2017

Overall, 4,797 items of mobile accessories were taken from four premises in Bridge Road, including 3,300 counterfeit batteries which are now being examined for safety reasons.

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Christmas crackdown on '100 traders selling fake goods'

26 December 2017

Graham Mogg, of the UK Anti-Counterfeiting Group, said officers netted more than 120,000 fake products last Christmas, "a proportion of which was heading for Welsh consumers".

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Heading for the Boxing Day sales? Know your rights...

26 December 2017

If it sounds too good to be true, it's probably fake. That's the advice of Cumbria Trading Standards Service, which says there are four key indicators of counterfeit goods and they're warning sales shoppers to be savvy about their spending. While cheap prices are attractive, it's the first sign of a fake and potentially dangerous product.

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Rogue trader sold dangerous toys that 'burst into FLAMES'

24 December 2017

Also among the 8,000 items seized by trading standards officers earlier this year were London bus toys, fake Beats headphones and phone chargers that could spontaneously burst into flames.

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'Counterfeit Street': The trail of misery behind the designer knock-off you are getting for Christmas

23 December 2017

How buying fake designer goods can help modern slavery and gangsters whose other activities involve ‘a pump action shotgun, dum-dum bullets and amphetamines’

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Counterfeit traders targeted on Oxford Street

22 December 2017

Trading Standards officers from Westminster County Council and ACG members took to the streets under 'Operation Tango' in November and December to target traders selling potentially dangerous goods to Christmas shoppers.

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City shopkeeper taken to court after selling fake cigarettes from secret stash

20 December 2017

‘Naïve’ shop owner Abdulla Qadir has been hit with a court fine after he sold illegal cigarettes from a secret cabinet. The 37-year-old was running Milano Mini Market in Boughey Road, Shelton, when it was raided by Trading Standards.

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Detectives in Scotland have seized drugs - including counterfeit prescription tablets - worth more than £3 million

19 December 2017

At one location, drugs with a street value of more than £2.7 million were found along with a "mobile drug production laboratory" in a van which had a hydraulic press, moulds and bulking agents inside.

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Woman charged after fake goods worth £56k found in East Kilbride home

19 December 2017

Police swooped on the Greenhills property as part of a joint operation with Trading Standards.

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Fake goods worth £3m seized during raids in Strangeways

18 December 2017

Fleeing traders closed electronic shutters - trapping customers inside shops - in a failed bid to thwart investigators as they swooped on eleven shops in the Strangeways area of the city

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