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Counterfeit goods including hats and scarves seized outside Burnley FC

06 December 2018

They were confiscated from two stalls by officers from Lancashire County Council’s trading standards service.

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'fake' mobile phone charger starts huge fire

26 November 2018

And cops have also warned that purchasing counterfeit electrical goods online increases your risk of becoming a victim of identity theft.

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Fraudster jailed for £150k counterfeit sports goods scam

26 November 2018

Despite having a warning shot across his bow, he had continued his “brazen” crimes in the belief he could not be detected. He had done so “for a prolonged period with a number of user names, motivated by greed".

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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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ACG Roadshow at Kempton Park

23 November 2018

The ACG hosted an Intellectual Property Roadshow at Kempton Park Racecourse yesterday. Enforcement delegates from; Border Force, Police, Trading Standards, HMRC and business attended.

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Warnings that criminals could strike on Black Friday

22 November 2018

Millions of us will be trying to score a bargain on Black Friday - but the council says some offers are "too good to be true".

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Counterfeit cigarettes seized from Wolverhampton shop owner

20 November 2018

TV star and specialist search dog Yoyo led Trading Standards and West Midlands Police to the A-Class Mercedes which was being used to store counterfeit tobacco by the owners of The Romanian Shop, based at Merridale Street West in the city.

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ACG warn consumers about buying fakes during Black Friday and Cyber Monday

19 November 2018

We aren't the only ones to recognise the benefits of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Organised international networks of counterfeiters and pirates are on the prowl and looking for our hard earned cash.

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Fake Kate Middleton dolls that could give children CANCER seized by custom officers

18 November 2018

The lead officer for product safety at the Chartered Trading Standards Institute, Robert Chantry-Price, said: “It is frightening that large quantities of phthalates are still being used in children’s toys, especially as it can cause serious long term consequences to a child’s health.

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Mirror hid haul of counterfeit cigarettes

15 November 2018

Gloucestershire trading standards officers found £1,700 of illegal tobacco stashed behind a mirror in a Cheltenham shop. They had visited the store to follow up a previous test purchase where an undercover trading standards officer was able to purchase a pack of counterfeit cigarettes for £3.50.

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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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