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  • 04 May 2021 7:55 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Crimes against intellectual property are big business for organised crime groups, commercial competitors and foreign states alike. In the first of a series of legal columns, David Cowan offers a practical approach

  • 26 Apr 2021 9:47 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    An Ecuadorian man has been convicted for running a fake passport factory from his attic in south west London.

  • 26 Apr 2021 9:46 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Four raids, led by the City of London Police’s Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU), the North West Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit and Greater Manchester Police, have uncovered an estimated £15 million worth of branded clothing, shoes, electricals, watches, jewellery, and perfume suspected to be counterfeit. Suspected counterfeit medication was also found and seized.

    Huge three day police operation in Cheetham Hill saw £15m worth of counterfeit goods seized and seven arrests | City of London Police (

  • 12 Apr 2021 10:04 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A fraudster has been jailed after helping speeding drivers avoid prosecution by falsifying police documents.

    Fraudster jailed for scam to help speeding drivers avoid justice (

  • 29 Mar 2021 9:54 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Researchers at the University of Warwick have developed a technique that identifies every banknote’s ‘unique and unclonable’ fingerprint, which could help prevent the increasing exchange of counterfeit banknotes.

    Fingerprint technique could help prevent banknote fraud | E&T Magazine (

  • 29 Mar 2021 9:25 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Criminals are exploiting whatever opportunities arise to defraud the public, most recently pouncing on last Sunday’s official Census in England and Wales.

    Scammers Abound – But New Turing £50 Note Built To Thwart Fakers – Forbes Advisor UK

  • 29 Mar 2021 9:20 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Vaccine passports and certificates are gaining mainstream traction, which means cyber criminals are also on the bandwagon

    Cyber criminals forging Covid-19 vaccine certificates (

  • 08 Mar 2021 10:36 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A new unit set up to tackle intellectual property fraud in the north west has already seized £1.7m worth of fake goods, including clothes, electricals and fireworks.

  • 01 Mar 2021 11:07 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Anglo-Swedish drugs giant said there is no private sector supply of their jab available on the market. The warning comes after reports of individuals approaching a number of European governments claiming to have extra doses of the Oxford-produced vaccine for sale. An AstraZeneca spokeswoman said: "Our current focus is delivering on our substantial global commitments to governments and international health organisations, as quickly as possible to help end the pandemic.

  • 01 Mar 2021 10:34 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The UK Government is still failing to do enough to protect the public from counterfeit fraudsters, according to the Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG).

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