<h1 class="entry-title">Month: May 2016</h1>

Fake Goods Worth More than £30m Seized in Barras Crackdown

Although Surelock has not been directly involved with this long running operation we have supplied authentication evidence when our clients’ counterfeits have been seized. Fake goods worth more than £30m have been seized and 100 arrests were made during a three-year crackdown on Glasgow’s Barras market. Counterfeit clothing, shoes, bags, electronics, jewellery and tobacco – all […]

The New Age of the Ticket Tout

A government-commissioned report on the problem of ticket touts is being published this week. Andrew Hosken (The World Tonight, BBC Radio 4) examines how the internet age has made secondary ticket sales big business. No sporting event or music concert would feel complete without the ticket tout. Buying low and selling high has always been […]

Online Dating ABC

A male victim of a fraud, Terry (not his real name of course) contacted us recently following a “meeting” from a dating site with Lady E  (let’s call  her that because it isn’t her real name and neither is the name she gave the victim).  In fact they never actually met, as all their ”meeting” […]

Personal Security Threats in the Current Political Climate

While the issue of personal security frequently involves only immediate surroundings, it is an undeniable fact that extraneous situations can have a very real impact upon existing threats. Those within decision-making roles as well as the general public need to be aware of such risks as well as the ways that they can be mitigated. […]

Important News for Owners of CCTV Systems

This message has been sent by the Bromley Neighbourhood Watch Association for the attention of owners of CCTV systems.   Dear Coordinator, Are you aware, following a ruling by the European Court of Justice, the UK Information Commissioner (ICO) has ruled that household CCTV systems that film beyond the boundary of the property, such as the […]

Bristol Shop Owner Sold More Than 1,600 Fake T-shirts Online

This successful prosecution followed a covert operation by Surelock, working on behalf of TRAP (Trade Mark and Rights holders Against Piracy).  We identified eBay sites, made test purchases of our clients’ counterfeit merchandise, then worked in association with South Gloucestershire Trading Standards to identify the offenders and raid the premises. A Wickwar man has been given a three-month […]

Surelock is now a Buy With Confidence member

We feel congratulations are indeed in order! Surelock is now a “Buy With Confidence” member and approved by Trading Standards. Our business is now part of an elite group which means we are Vetted and approved by Trading Standards Committed to operating in a legal, honest and fair way Criminal record checked Qualified, experienced and […]

Revealed: Huge Haul of Fake 1D Garments Sold by Plymouth Gang

This successful prosecution followed a covert operation by Surelock, working on behalf of TRAP (Trade Mark and Rights Holders Against Piracy) identifying eBay sites and making test purchases of our clients’ counterfeit merchandise, then working  with Plymouth Trading Standards to identify the offenders and raid the premises This is just a fraction of the thousands […]

Urgent Alert: Online Extortion Demand Affecting UK Businesses

Issued by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) ALERT: Within the past 24 hours a number of businesses throughout the UK have received extortion demands from a group calling themselves ‘Lizard Squad’. Method of Attack: The group have sent emails demanding payment of 5 Bitcoins, to be paid by a certain time and date. The […]