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  • 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 (computerweekly.com)


  • 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.

    https://colp.mpw.cds.co.uk/news/city-of-london/news/2021/march/city-of-london-police-launch-new-intellectual-property-unit-in-the-north-west/

  • 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.

    https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/astrazeneca-warning-firm-issues-fraud-alert-as-eu-nations-offered-grey-market-jabs/ar-BB1e2DBu?ocid=st

  • 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).

    http://www.thelpportal.com/content/editorial/articles/web-and-mobile-fraud/fake-jabs-sold-online-prompts-call-better-protection/


  • 01 Mar 2021 9:52 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Counterfeiting is a major problem for many industries, but in healthcare it can be a matter of life and death. While counterfeiters might be nimble, the industry is also finding new ways of tackling the issue

    https://www.raconteur.net/legal/intellectual-property/counterfeiting-healthcare/


  • 22 Feb 2021 9:50 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union governments should be on guard against fraudsters offering fake COVID-19 vaccines, the bloc's anti-fraud office said on Monday, as the continent struggles to roll out mass inoculation while lockdowns ravage its economy.

    https://uk.sports.yahoo.com/news/eus-anti-fraud-agency-warns-124916979.html?soc_src=social-sh&soc_trk=tw&tsrc=twtr


  • 14 Feb 2021 11:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The three leaders of an organised crime group, who worked together to import counterfeit trainers and distribute them internationally, have been sentenced. 

    https://colp.mpw.cds.co.uk/news/city-of-london/news/2021/Template/members-of-an-organised-crime-group-importing-and-selling-counterfeit-goods-worldwide-are-sentenced/

  • 25 Jan 2021 9:23 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Supplier of bedding and upholstery components Handy has become the latest organisation to join the fight against design theft, becoming a member of Anti Copying in Design (ACID).

    https://www.furniturenews.net/news/articles/2021/01/722748150-handy-joins-fight-against-design-fraud#.YAa_7JVObHI.twitter


  • 18 Jan 2021 12:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Action Fraud says the number of reports is relatively low but has been rising in the last two months, particularly around scam text messages.

    https://www.expressandstar.com/news/uk-news/2021/01/16/public-warned-over-covid-19-cons-amid-rising-vaccine-fraud-reports/


  • 18 Jan 2021 9:47 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A man accused of allegedly tricking a 92-year-old woman out of £160 for a fake coronavirus vaccination has been charged with fraud and common assault.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-55680856


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