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  • 16 Jun 2019 10:32 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    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.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/06/15/instagram-allowing-fraudsters-use-site-try-sell-counterfeit/

  • 10 Jun 2019 1:33 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Around 1,600 fake items were found by Border Force on just two occasions at Edinburgh Airport.

    https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/counterfeit-goods-worth-more-than-850000-seized-at-airport-38183189.html


  • 20 May 2019 10:23 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A Wolverhampton shop where trading standards officers seized counterfeit cigarettes is bidding to reopen again.

    https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/black-country/shop-fake-tobacco-seized-bid-16266552?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sharebar


  • 07 May 2019 7:49 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    In celebration of World IP Day, today (29 April 2019) the City of London Police’s Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) has announced its latest operation that assists victims of counterfeit websites in obtaining a refund.

    http://news.cityoflondon.police.uk/r/1223/pipcu_announces_innovative_operation_to_protect_v


  • 14 Apr 2019 9:30 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Our view of fraudulent identity documents in 2018 – Trust ID

    https://www.trustid.co.uk/our-view-of-fraudulent-identity-documents-in-2018/


  • 30 Mar 2019 8:11 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The City of London Police’s Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) raided premises in Manchester on Thursday 14 March, with 277,000 pairs of shoes being found in one warehouse alone.

    http://news.cityoflondon.police.uk/r/1211/police_action_sees_two_charged_and_3_000_pairs_of

  • 03 Mar 2019 11:57 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    €5 million worth of Dove, Head & Shoulders and Pantene was likely on its way to Europe from China via Latin America, says OLAF.

    https://www.politico.eu/article/eu-anti-fraud-office-seizes-400-tons-of-sham-shampoo-china-fraud-eu-olaf/


  • 03 Mar 2019 11:43 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A property solicitor who forged a Land Registry document as part of a dispute with a business partner has been jailed along with her husband.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/solicitor-jailed-for-forging-land-registry-document


  • 18 Feb 2019 11:14 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Although counterfeiting is not new, the sale of ‘fake’ goods is increasing, which is unsurprising given the digital age in which we live in, whereby image is everything. With a growing desire for high-end goods at a fraction of the price, from clothing to electrical goods and everything in between, knowing what is real and what is fake is becoming much harder to differentiate.

    https://dealersupport.co.uk/a-quarter-of-brits-purchased-counterfeit-goods-in-2018/

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