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Anonymous tip-offs were made before the shop was raided
An industry-funded fraud squad has dismantled double the number of criminal gangs in first half of 2019 than it did in the same period last year.
A Leamington Spa trader who sold fake and electrically unsafe products online has been handed a suspended jail sentence.
When Trading Standards officers searched a Leamington businessman’s premises after making a test purchase, they found more than 1300 counterfeit items among his stock.
Thousands of packs of suspected ‘illegal’ cigarettes and tobacco, worth more than £30,000, has been seized from shops in Erdington.
Two stallholders at Denaby market, Doncaster have collectively been ordered to pay more than £2,300 and do unpaid work for selling counterfeit goods.
An Atherstone shop worker who was caught selling illegal cigarettes has been jailed and could now face deportation.
Instagram has allowed fraudsters to use its social media platform to promote and sell counterfeit money and fake passports and ID documents, an investigation by The Sunday Telegraph has found.
Around 1,600 fake items were found by Border Force on just two occasions at Edinburgh Airport.
A Wolverhampton shop where trading standards officers seized counterfeit cigarettes is bidding to reopen again.
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