Consumer advice & resources

At FACT we encourage consumers to always use safe and legitimate sources and products. It ensures that you are not breaking the law and that you are keeping yourself and your family safe and well

Our advice pages include how to avoid buying counterfeit goods, where to download or stream films, TV shows and sport legally, and the types of online piracy to be aware of, including on social media. We have a helpful glossary of terms referring to commonly used phrases and words .

You will also find advice if you have received a letter about infringement of copyright.

If you wish to report criminal activity relating to the manufacture, distribution and sale of counterfeit goods as well as pirated digital content such as films, TV and sports, you can do so via this website or by contacting Crimestoppers.

Click below to see our advice pages.

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