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  • 18 Feb 2019 11:14 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Although counterfeiting is not new, the sale of ‘fake’ goods is increasing, which is unsurprising given the digital age in which we live in, whereby image is everything. With a growing desire for high-end goods at a fraction of the price, from clothing to electrical goods and everything in between, knowing what is real and what is fake is becoming much harder to differentiate.

    https://dealersupport.co.uk/a-quarter-of-brits-purchased-counterfeit-goods-in-2018/

  • 18 Feb 2019 9:39 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    If you follow our blog, you’ll know that at TrustID, we’re really keen on gathering and analysing data around document checks, including trends across different industries and fraudulent document types. With another year of data captured, in this blog, we summarise our annual findings for 2018 and compare them with trends from 2017.

    https://www.trustid.co.uk/blog/our-view-of-fraudulent-identity-documents-in-2018/

  • 10 Feb 2019 10:50 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Officers from the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) at the City of London Police are warning Valentines shoppers to avoid counterfeit products after over 500 items were seized in a recent raid.

    http://news.cityoflondon.police.uk/r/1193/real_gifts_for_real_love__police_urge_shoppers_to


  • 04 Feb 2019 10:52 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Millions of cheap, illegal cigarettes flooding the UK market are costing the UK economy more than £2bn a year in unpaid duty.

    https://www.securingindustry.com/fake-tobacco-costs-uk-2bn-a-year-says-lga/s111/a9137/#.XFgZcvZ2uUm


  • 04 Feb 2019 10:51 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    An investigation has been launched into the supply of fake cigarettes in Handsworth as it was revealed £8,000 worth of smuggled and counterfeit goods were seized from the back of a white Transit.

    https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/fake-fags-investigation-handsworth-after-15763623

  • 13 Jan 2019 11:09 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The counterfeit shoes were seized from Hanley's Sunday Market, Staffordshire Police said.

    https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/stoke-on-trent-news/police-seize-dozens-fake-trainers-2399561

  • 07 Jan 2019 9:05 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A man from Northern Ireland has spoken out about receiving a “dangerous” motorbike helmet that he believed to be counterfeit.

    http://news.cityoflondon.police.uk/r/1174/counterfeit_or_low_standards__victim_speaks_out_o



  • 10 Dec 2018 8:43 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The City of London Police’s Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) is tackling video games piracy as criminals are selling modded consoles together with hundreds of unauthorised copies of video games.

    http://news.cityoflondon.police.uk/r/1159/police_combat_video_game_piracy_ahead_of_christmas

  • 10 Dec 2018 8:42 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    There have been 39 cases involving counterfeit goods worth more than £116m in the last two years, according to new data from KPMG’s Fraud Barometer.

    http://www.cityam.com/270021/consumers-warned-christmas-cons-fake-goods-cases-continue

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