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  • 27 Jan 2020 12:20 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Controversial new EU copyright laws will not be implemented in the UK despite it having previously voted in favour of the reforms, a government minister confirmed earlier this week.

    https://www.pinsentmasons.com/out-law/news/brexit-sees-uk-diverge-on-eu-copyright-reforms

  • 27 Jan 2020 11:00 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Fake branded make-up containing traces of lead were among a haul of more than 1,000 counterfeit goods seized by Isle of Wight Council Trading Standards officers in an undercover sting, which has seen Steven Mather and Michelle Aldridge appear in court.

    https://www.islandecho.co.uk/isle-of-wight-duo-sentenced-after-counterfeit-goods-sting-in-east-cowes/

  • 12 Jan 2020 8:40 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The new year is giving scammers an easy way to forge documents, but you can protect yourself with an easy New Year’s resolution: Don’t abbreviate the year. Why? This year’s abbreviation is easily changeable and could be used against you. The concern is that scammers could easily manipulate a document dated “1/1/20” into “1/1/2000″ or even “1/1/2021.”

    https://www.ellwoodcityledger.com/news/20200105/stop-abbreviating-2020-police-say-it-leaves-you-open-to-fraud-and-could-cost-you-big


  • 05 Jan 2020 9:17 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Half of apprenticeship courses in England have been accused of being "fake" by an education think tank.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-50973579


  • 29 Dec 2019 11:40 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Thousands of imitation products from China have been seized by the Border Force, including fake Nike shoes and Beats headphones.

    https://news.sky.com/story/gucci-burberry-nike-and-apple-among-counterfeit-goods-seized-before-christmas-11893021


  • 09 Dec 2019 10:36 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The City of London Police’s Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) is warning sports fans to use legitimate sources to watch the big fight on the 7th of December, as Anthony Joshua looks to avenge his defeat by Andy Ruiz Jnr.

    http://news.cityoflondon.police.uk/r/1300/pipcu_pulls_no_punches_when_warning_about_illegal


  • 02 Dec 2019 6:19 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A SCOTTISH university has thanked the Sunday National after being alerted to a website selling fake degrees from the University of the West of Scotland (UWS).

    https://www.thenational.scot/news/18071778.website-selling-fake-degrees-caught-national/?ref=twtrec


  • 01 Dec 2019 11:29 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Black Friday bargain hunters are not just being warned about fake goods, they’re also being urged to look out for bogus insurance deals.

    https://www.yourmoney.com/insurance/warning-over-black-friday-insurance-scams/


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