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Police Scotland and FACT take co-ordinated action against alleged TV subscriptions scam

A number of addresses in Scotland were searched on Friday (10 July) by officers from Police Scotland, assisted by the Federation Against Copyright Theft, in relation to suspected Intellectual Property crime and fraud. The search warrants were carried out as part of a multi-agency operation in relation to a wide-spread alleged ‘card sharing’ or ‘control-word … Continued

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HMRC, Police Scotland and FACT undertake joint operation

Five properties in The Lothians and Fife, the registered addresses for around 1,500 companies, were searched yesterday morning by officers from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). The searches are part of an investigation linked into suspected Money Laundering Regulations breaches and illegal film distribution. HRMC, along with Police Scotland and the Federation Against Copyright Theft … Continued

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£16,000 worth of counterfeit DVDs seized by police in Inverness

Counterfeit DVDs worth £16,000 have been seized by police in Inverness. The intelligence-led operation with officers from the community investigation unit of Police Scotland’s Highland and Islands Division seized over 800 fake copyright DVDs from an Inverness address. Police worked closely with Highland Council Trading Standards officers and investigators from FACT (Federation Against Copyright Theft) for the successful outcome. … Continued

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Counterfeit DVDs seized in joint operation between Police Scotland and FACT

A joint operation, led by officers from Police Scotland and involving officers from the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT), has resulted in the seizure of thousands of counterfeit DVDs in Shawlands, Glasgow. Around 1040 hours on Friday 7 November 2014, officers acting under warrant, entered an industrial unit in Waverly Street, Glasgow and recovered film … Continued