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SC Magazine, £360m to be spent on counterfeit goods during Christmas holiday

Consumers beware! More than likely £73 million will be spent on counterfeit goods this Christmas Day alone.

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IP Pro The Internet, £73 million will be spent on counterfeits at Christmas

A total £73 million could be spent on counterfeit goods on Christmas Day warns NetNames.

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Securing Industry, Estimated £360m-plus spend on fake goods over Christmas

Online brand protection company NetNames has predicted that a whopping £360m ($537m) will be spent on counterfeit goods in the UK alone over the Christmas period.

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City A.M., Beware fake hoverboards: Counterfeit goods are no longer cheap imitations confined to the black market

Only a few months ago, hoverboard hysteria swept the nation. Endorsements by celebrities from Lily Allen to Usain Bolt led to a massive rush of pre-orders and John Lewis swiftly ran out of stock.

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The Daily Mail, Having a blast this Christmas? Warning over this season's must-have present after series of hoverboard explosions and fires

They are the must-have Christmas gift, with major stores reporting massive demand for hoverboards.

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PCR, 3 ways to spot fake Star Wars merchandise online

Earlier this year, Maplin thanked the anticipation for the new Star Wars film for the increase in demand for retro tech.

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Intellectual Property Magazine, Combatting fake reviews

Responding to an investigative piece published in The Sunday Times entitled ‘How to fake a bestseller’, Amazon has revealed that it intends to take legal action against thousands of individuals suspected of writing fake reviews on its website.

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April 2016

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The Huffington Post, How To Spot A Fake Hoverboard Before You Go Christmas Shopping

Hoverboards have been getting a bad rap recently, despite all the endless hours of fun they provide.

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The Daily Telegraph, Thousands of hoverboards seized by authorities for fire and explosion risks

Consumers are being warned about a glut of cheap, knock-off hoverboards after thousands of the popular motorised mini-scooters have been seized by border control officers for having unsafe components.

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Good Housekeeping, How to spot fake designer items online

Just in time for your Christmas shopping, we asked the experts for some tips to ensure you’re buying the real deal – not counterfeit goods.

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