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Set-top boxes seized during Walsall fraud raid

Dozens of electronic items including suspected illegal set-top boxes have been seized from a Walsall flat during a warrant this morning (30 June). The items were located after a joint investigation by the Metropolitan Police and the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT) into the sales of illegal set-top boxes that allow free access to subscription … 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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Man arrested on suspicion of facilitating illegal broadcasts of Premier League matches

The Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) arrested a Nottingham man this morning on suspicion of selling devices that allow pubs to illegally broadcast Premier League football matches on a Saturday afternoon. Detectives from the City of London Police-unit arrested the man, 40, at his home in Newark, following a referral from the Federation Against … Continued

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Two arrested in eBay counterfeit TV Box-set clampdown

Two people, a man aged 30 years and a woman aged 32 years, have been arrested in Cheltenham in a targeted operation against sellers of counterfeit goods on eBay. Gloucestershire Trading Standards, South West Scambusters and Gloucestershire Police, acting on information supplied by the Federation Against Copyright Theft (‘FACT’), executed a warrant at an address … Continued