A fraudster who sold £250,000 worth of fake T-shirts to buyers across the world from his garage in Stourbridge has been told by top judges that his two-year jail term was fully deserved. Ian Guy, aged 38, was jailed at Wolverhampton Crown Court on May 27 after he admitted fraudulent trading and six trademark offences. […]
On Friday 19 November 2015, following reconnaissances made by Surelock, we together with other ACG members, assisted Camden Trading Standards carry out a major anti-counterfeit operation on three targeted retail stores in Camden High Street selling counterfeit merchandise. More than 4,000 music branded teeshirts & sweatshirts were seized including One Direction, 5 SOS, Motorhead, Arctic Monkeys, Black Sabbath, […]
Surelock and other ACG members have been working with Westminster Trading Standards and a large Police support team in two days of intensive anti-counterfeit actions. Nine retail outlets in and around the Leicester Square area were raided and thousands of pieces of counterfeit merchandise were seized.
Whether you call it invoice fraud, mandate fraud or direct debit fraud it is a huge problem. Hundreds of thousands of pounds are being lost every month to this simple and easily preventable fraud.
Under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations (2008), traders are not allowed to pass off their goods as another product. This includes counterfeit goods – fake items deliberately made to look genuine. These are often of lower quality than the original and some could even present a health hazard. There are no cast iron […]
To mark National Consumer Week, Devon and Somerset Trading Standards has transformed an empty shop on Middle Street into an interactive installation stocking everything from counterfeit clothing and fake perfume to dodgy toys. Shrewd shoppers will need to look out to ensure they don’t get scammed. Activities and volunteers will be on hand to expose […]