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Welsh councils' trading standards teams carried out 39 raids and netted 4,391 items believed to be fake, including toys, clothes, footwear and cosmetics.
AN EBAY trader who ran a £250,000 online business selling fake phone chargers, car badges and unapproved cosmetics online has said: ‘I’m not a criminal.’
EMV is leading to a significant drop in counterfeit fraud.
In the first half of 2017, around 237,000 fake banknotes were removed from UK streets: if they were real, these notes would have been worth £4.88 million.
And shoppers are being warned against buying fake goods as they hunt for bargains during the festive season.
The 11th video in the series of the IPO's 12 Fake Days of Christmas campaign.
Parents frantically trying to find that must-have Christmas toy for their child have been warned by authorities of scammers peddling potentially dangerous counterfeit goods.
Christmas shoppers are being warned about fake goods after more than £1.5 million worth of counterfeit Calvin Klein underpants smuggled into Britain were among thousands of items seized by Border Force officers.
Facebook has been criticised by Trading Standards over its failure to stop counterfeit designer goods being sold online.
Over 20,520 internet domain names seized for selling counterfeits
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