<h1 class="entry-title">Month: December 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 […]