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  • 15 Jul 2018 10:43 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Leicester man created a string of fake companies that made almost 300 fraudulent VAT repayment claims over a seven-year period, an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation revealed.

    https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/business/fraudster-set-up-46-fake-1784168

  • 09 Jul 2018 6:45 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    It is somewhat ironic that some of the very latest security items that we rely on to protect our cars and motorcycles from thieves appear to have been copied and many of these poorly-made counterfeits are now headed our way courtesy of the criminals themselves

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/cars/comment/counterfeit-car-parts-counting-high-cost-growing-market-fakes/

  • 02 Jul 2018 11:11 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The tees were stopped from entering the market by trading standards officers at Leicestershire City Council, who uncovered them at East Midlands Airport not long before the big kick-off in Russia earlier this month.

    https://www.mix96.co.uk/news/national/2621805/world-cup-warning-over-fake-football-kits/

  • 02 Jul 2018 11:02 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    An alleged fake passport ‘factory’ in London used to supply hundreds of forged documents has been raided by police.

    https://metro.co.uk/2018/07/01/inside-fake-passport-factory-where-hundreds-of-counterfeit-documents-were-sold-on-7674303/

  • 24 Jun 2018 10:02 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Leicestershire County Council’s trading standards team has been taking part in a two-month long exercise

    https://www.burtonmail.co.uk/news/burton-news/counterfeit-kits-east-midlands-airport-1680426

  • 24 Jun 2018 10:00 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    PayPal said it had frozen the payment, but demanded proof from Trading Standards or Rolex that the watch was fake. I supplied both, but got no refund.


    http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/news/article-5877477/TONY-HETHERINGTON-Time-money-9-000-Rolex-purchased-online-counterfeit.html

  • 18 Jun 2018 9:28 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Counterfeiters can use photos of certificates to copy designs such as logos, crests, signatories and even holograms to make bogus certificates.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5828261/Students-warned-not-post-selfies-certificates-stop-fraudsters-making-fakes.html


  • 03 Jun 2018 8:53 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    West Midlands Police have recovered almost 1,800 counterfeit items worth an estimated £30,000 from an address in Witton .


    https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/police-discover-30000-haul-counterfeit-14735181

  • 28 May 2018 9:25 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A man has been sentenced to 10 months imprisonment for selling illegal TV devices and for re-offending, since being prosecuted and sentenced for the same crime in October 2016.

    https://www.fact-uk.org.uk/man-sentenced-to-10-months-in-illegal-sports-channel-broadcasts/

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