Category Archives: Counterfeit Brands

Brothers Sold Fake Cranberry Sauce

The BBC News website reports that two brothers sold more than 6,000 jars of counterfeit cranberry sauce, packaged to look like organic brand Abel & Cole.

An investigation in 2020 discovered Mohammed and Irfan Patel had sold the fake product to several businesses, one of which bought more than 1,000 cases.

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Fake Shirts Trader Avoids Jail

According to the Yorkshire Live website, a market trader who sold fake football shirts before the 2022 World Cup has narrowly avoided jail.

Matthew Hyett – given a six-month sentence suspended for 12 months – sold the counterfeit football merchandise from his stall and online, with an estimated £70,000 loss to the industry.

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1m Fake Watches In UK

According to the Fashion United website, recent research conducted by Watchfinder & Co., identified 1,010,572 fake watches circulating within the UK market.

An estimated 40 million counterfeit watches are sold worldwide annually, resulting in profits exceeding 1 billion dollars.

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£5m Fake Goods Seized In Camden

As reported on the City Of London Police website, counterfeit clothing, handbags and fakr watches – worth an estimated loss to the fashion industry of £5 million, were seized in Camden, north London.
Officers seized the fake goods from two shops on Camden High Street and three people were arrested.

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Fake Goods Seizure Worth £870m

As reported on the Express website, a recent seizure of counterfeit goods by Greater Manchester police has been estimated to have a street value of £870million.

The haul was so vast it took more than 100 officers and multiple agencies 14 days to work through 580 tonnes of gear stashed away in 208 shipping containers.

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70 Tonnes Of Fake Goods Seized

As reported on the BBC News website, detectives have seized 70 tonnes of counterfeit items hidden inside more than 150 shipping containers, during a 48-hour search of a site on the outskirts of Manchester.

Police officers have linked the shipping containers to the illegal trade in fake goods on Bury New Road.

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