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A new unit set up to tackle intellectual property fraud in the north west has already seized £1.7m worth of fake goods, including clothes, electricals and fireworks.
The Anglo-Swedish drugs giant said there is no private sector supply of their jab available on the market. The warning comes after reports of individuals approaching a number of European governments claiming to have extra doses of the Oxford-produced vaccine for sale. An AstraZeneca spokeswoman said: "Our current focus is delivering on our substantial global commitments to governments and international health organisations, as quickly as possible to help end the pandemic.
The UK Government is still failing to do enough to protect the public from counterfeit fraudsters, according to the Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG).
Counterfeiting is a major problem for many industries, but in healthcare it can be a matter of life and death. While counterfeiters might be nimble, the industry is also finding new ways of tackling the issue
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union governments should be on guard against fraudsters offering fake COVID-19 vaccines, the bloc's anti-fraud office said on Monday, as the continent struggles to roll out mass inoculation while lockdowns ravage its economy.
The three leaders of an organised crime group, who worked together to import counterfeit trainers and distribute them internationally, have been sentenced.
Supplier of bedding and upholstery components Handy has become the latest organisation to join the fight against design theft, becoming a member of Anti Copying in Design (ACID).
Action Fraud says the number of reports is relatively low but has been rising in the last two months, particularly around scam text messages.
A man accused of allegedly tricking a 92-year-old woman out of £160 for a fake coronavirus vaccination has been charged with fraud and common assault.
The City of London Police’s Intellectual Property Crime Unit are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man suspected of fraudulently demanding payment to administer fake Covid-19 vaccines.
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