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Border Force seizures signify crackdown on Christmas counterfeits

Counterfeit designer label scarves, sportswear and electrical equipment are among thousands of counterfeit items seized by Border Force in the run-up to Christmas. The seizures highlight Border Force’s robust work to prevent attempts by organised crime gangs to exploit the UK’s...
Posted On 23 Dec 2019
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Total Retail Loss 2.0: From Awareness to Implementation

Back in June, we looked at Professor Adrian Beck’s 2016 report of Total Retail Loss and what it means in terms of understanding current and future retail risks and how to respond to them effectively. Now, Beck has launched an update to his original concept: Total Retail Loss 2.0....
Posted On 22 Nov 2019
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Working Together to Fight Cheque Fraud

In terms of recent history, cheque fraud losses peaked in 2008 and, during the following decade, they reduced by more than 85%, which is far in excess of the decline in cheque volumes over the same period, writes Martin Ruda. However, the latest statistics reveal that cheque...
Posted On 20 Nov 2019
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Security Holograms: Realising Consumer and Brand Merchandising Benefits

There are numerous consumer and brand merchandising benefits to be realised from the successful application of hologram-based security technologies. Here, Dr Paul Dunn explains why there’s now a much greater drive to provide brand owners with useful customer data and...
Posted On 12 Sep 2019
Laganside Magistrates Court
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Belfast man handed suspended sentence for ID theft and use of fake security licence

Lee Brown, 29, of Belfast has pleaded guilty at Laganside Magistrates Court to five offences of fraud, forgery and counterfeiting licences belonging to other people following a prosecution brought by the Security Industry Authority (SIA). Brown was sentenced to four months’...
Posted On 26 Aug 2019
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Threat assessment confirms links between counterfeiting and organised crime in EU

Most criminal activity involving counterfeiting is carried out by increasingly professionalised organised crime networks, which can reap large profits while running relatively few risks. That’s according to the first EU-wide Intellectual Property crime threat assessment...
Posted On 12 Jun 2019
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Dedicated City of London Police PIPCU disrupts £719 million worth of IP crime

The City of London Police’s Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) – a specialist national police unit dedicated to protecting the legitimate UK industries that produce hard goods and digital content from Intellectual Property (IP) crime – has ensured tha...
Posted On 30 Jan 2019
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EU-wide law enforcement action taken against buyers of counterfeit cash on Darknet

All over Europe, law enforcement agencies have performed actions against suspects who bought counterfeit Euro banknotes on illegal platforms on the Darknet. These actions, which have been co-ordinated by Europol, started on 19 November. The majority of the interventions took...
Posted On 10 Dec 2018
Europol's headquarters in The Hague
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Europol operation takes down 33,600-plus Internet domains selling counterfeit goods

As part of an international operation, Europol’s Intellectual Property Crime Co-ordinated Coalition (IPC3) has seized 33.654 domain names distributing counterfeit and pirated items online. The websites featured items such as counterfeit pharmaceuticals, pirated films and...
Posted On 26 Nov 2018
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PIPCU operation seizes over 2,000 suspected counterfeit items affecting 55 brands

The Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU), which is run by the City of London Police, recently seized over 2,000 items – including clothing, shoes and handbags – in Manchester as part of its crackdown on counterfeit goods sellers on Facebook Marketplace....
Posted On 31 May 2018
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