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The City of London Police’s Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) is tackling video games piracy as criminals are selling modded consoles together with hundreds of unauthorised copies of video games.
There have been 39 cases involving counterfeit goods worth more than £116m in the last two years, according to new data from KPMG’s Fraud Barometer.
Europol has revealed that its Intellectual Property Crime Coordinated Coalition (IPC3) has seized over 33,600 domain names distributing counterfeit and pirated items online, as part of its Operation In Our Sites.
The case was brought by North Yorkshire County Council Trading Standards Service against an eBay seller from Mickle Trafford, near Chester, and Northern Sport Fishing, a manufacturing company from Bromsgrove, West Midlands
Fake poppies were seized from a Black Country shop after it was claimed the owners were pocketing the cash raised.
Trading Standards officers from Nottinghamshire County Council have completed a total of 81 inspections of shops, homes, vehicles and storage facilities have taken place during this period, which had resulted in the seizure of around 75,000 counterfeit cigarettes and over 60,000 illicit tobacco pouches.
UK authorities have intercepted more than a million doses of drugs worth £2million as part of a global crackdown on fake drugs and medical devices.
In partnership with the Royal British Legion and the Intellectual Property Office, it has been found that some online sellers are offering counterfeit poppy badges, scarves and other merchandise.
The City of London Police’s Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) is urging people to buy their Halloween fancy dress outfits from legitimate sellers.
The charge detailed that he carried on a business for the fraudulent purpose of the manufacture and sale of counterfeit education qualification certificates, identity cards and skills certificates and licences.
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