<h1 class="entry-title">Year: 2014</h1>

SFO Nails its First Convictions under New Bribery Laws

Three men were jailed for masterminding a 23 million pound biofuel investment scam on Monday, in the first convictions by Britain’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) under tough new anti-bribery laws. The Britons were executives or agents of Sustainable AgroEnergy Plc, a company that promoted biofuel investment products linked to southeast Asian plantations of jatropha trees, […]

Surelock Takes Part in Camden Raid by Trading Standards Shown on the BBC Fake Britain

Surelock personnel take part in multi-agency raids on one of the largest retailers in Camden selling £100,000’s worth of fake merchandise, including music artists’ clothing, mobile phone covers and Clipper lighters.  The action was filmed by the BBC for the “Fake Britain” programme. See the clip on the BBC iPlayer which starts 35 minutes into the programme (Note […]

Big Brand Fake Merchandise Fraudster John Young Ordered to Pay Back £60k by Court

The successful conclusion of this case follows investigative work carried out by Surelock. A Suffolk internet fraudster who sold fake JLS, Justin Bieber, Olly Murs, and One Direction clothing has been ordered to repay £60,000. John Young was jailed for 12 months at Ipswich Crown Court in August, but has now been made subject of a confiscation […]

Counterfeit Toys Worth £500k Bound for Christmas Market are Seized in Salford

Fake and dangerous toys, worth £500,000, heading for the Christmas market have been seized in Salford. Peppa Pig, Disney’s Frozen, Angry Birds, and Super Mario counterfeit goods were among the huge haul. Some are difficult to distinguish from the real products – but have no warnings or safety advice on the packaging and the materials […]

National Counter Terrorism Awareness Week – Terrorist Tools

The theme for Friday 28th November is “Terrorist Tools”. Terrorists need tools like guns, ammunition and explosives to operate. The Government is working to make it more difficult for people intent on harm to get hold of weapons and explosives. Firearms, ammunition and commercial explosives are regulated in the UK, which has led to the […]

Watchmakers Take Action to Prevent Download of Copyrighted Smartwatch Designs

The world’s leading designers of luxury wristwatches are making a concerted effort to stop the growing trend of copying traditional watch-faces on to smart devices. TorrentFreak, the piracy news site, reports that big brands including Omega, Tissot, Certina and Mondaine have taken exception to so-called ‘pirate’ faces being made available for new smartwatches, and are now trying […]

£25,000 Bill for eBay Trader Convicted of Selling Fake Cosmetics

An eBay seller from Exmouth who was convicted of supplying fake and unsafe cosmetic products has been ordered to pay almost £25,000 following a financial investigation into the profits made from the sales under the Proceeds of Crime Act. Deborah Hamber received a four month suspended prison sentence plus 150 hours of community service at Exeter […]

National Counter Terrorism Awareness Week – Terrorist Financing

The theme for Thursday 27th November is “Terrorist Financing”. Points to remember are: The fight against terrorism includes effective actions to impede the flow of funds that terrorist organisations depend upon to secure weapons and other materials. Terrorists raise money through money laundering, posing as charity fundraisers, placing false charity collection boxes in shops and […]