INVESTIGATORS & SECURITY CONSULTANTS
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30 Jun

BRAND PROTECTION UPDATE

Now lockdown is slowly lifting our brand protection team are getting back to some normality. Our covert teams have been out and about identifying outlets all over UK selling our clients counterfeits, markets, retail outlets, wholesalers, screen printers and more have been found and evidence obtained, so beware we will be round to see you […]

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” […]

Warning on Fake Make-up Tainted by Cyanide and Other Dangerous Chemicals

Surelock, on behalf of its clients, continues to assist the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) to remove counterfeit cosmetic products from sale Dangerous levels of lead, mercury and cyanide found in the fake make-up Bogus MAC, Benefit and Urban Decay products sold via eBay and Amazon Buyers risk severe allergic reactions as well as […]

Biggest Overhaul of Consumer Rights in a Generation

Consumer Rights Act 2015 has been given Royal Assent. Under the Act, consumers and businesses will have clearer rights and responsibilities. These include: new rights for consumers to get a repair or a replacement of faulty digital content such as online film, games, music downloads and e-books. Currently the law is unclear and has failed […]

Don’t be a Victim of Online Crime

Intellectual property crime is costing the UK economy hundreds of millions of pounds each year, with organised crime gangs causing significant damage to industries that are produce legitimate, high quality, physical goods and online and digital content in an increasingly competitive climate The Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) is being funded by the Department […]

Young People Most Defrauded Jobseekers in Britain

  Get Safe Online, Safer-Jobs and Action Fraud are warning young people to take precautions whilst looking for jobs online, to avoid falling victim to scammers.  Figures from the City of London Police’s National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) – say that the most defrauded job-seekers were between the ages of 18 and 25, and those […]

Two Jailed for Selling Counterfeit Goods in A Bit of Magic

A man selling fake perfumes, pocketing over £120,000, has been jailed for 16 months. Patrick Morris, 65, operated his online knock-down-priced business “a-bit-of magic.co.uk” from his home in Deal. Alongside him in the counterfeit con was godson James Cumming, 42, who described himself as an online shop manager. Cumming was jailed alongside Morris for six […]