Trading standards officer find fake branded clothes in Crawley home

Trading standards raid fake clothing producers

Trading standards raid fake clothing producers

First published in News

More than 100 fake branded T- shirts, hooded jumpers and a printing press, believed to be worth more than £2,500, have been found in a Crawley home.

The house was raided after Trading Standards officers bought and tested a number of items from eBay.

The producer is thought to have been faking up to 40 different designs of well-known sports branded clothing.

The goods were seized following the raid on the house in Ifield on Wednesday.

Councillor Lionel Barnard, West Sussex County Council’s cabinet member for residents’ services, said: “This serves as a warning and a deterrent to people who think they can sell goods via the internet undetected.”

Richard Sargeant, from Trading Standards, added: “Online trading through eBay and Facebook is on the increase and Trading Standards is proactively targeting illegal traders selling fake goods.”

No one has been charged and the investigation is continuing.

Anyone with information should contact Trading Standards on 08454 04 05 06.

Comments (5)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

12:53pm Sat 29 Mar 14

From beer to uncertainty says...

To look on the bright side: Crawley contained something worth over £2500.
To look on the bright side: Crawley contained something worth over £2500. From beer to uncertainty
  • Score: 6

2:02pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Man of steel says...

Hey Richard, I'll have one medium and one XL please.
Hey Richard, I'll have one medium and one XL please. Man of steel
  • Score: 2

8:10pm Sat 29 Mar 14

PhilipCohen says...

What about eBay's criminal activities?

Wire Fraud on Buyers on eBay Auctions

The fundamental fraud on consumers by eBay is eBay's demonstrably false claim to have “sophisticated and proactive” systems in place to control shill bidding fraud. Clearly, eBay has no such systems in place, and such a claim is therefore a "false representation for the purpose of making a gain” and that is effectively a criminal fraud on eBay users, a deliberate and outrageous deception on eBay’s great many trusting users, leading those users to believe that the warm woolly coats on their backs are safe when, in fact, eBay is leading them into the shearing shed where eBay’s wolves are laying in wait. Indeed, eBay has been tacitly aiding and abetting, and effectively encouraging such criminal activity since the year dot, and particularly so since Johnny Ho introduced additional anonymity for bidding IDs in 2008, for no other reason than to further obscure shill bidding fraud from which eBay profits handsomely, for example … http://bit.ly/11F2ea
s

Nevertheless eBay is an Equal Opportunity Fraudster

eBay is only biased in favour of buyers when it suits their purpose. It’s nigh impossible to keep a track of all the deviousness and unscrupulousness, or, indeed, the criminal activity, of eBay Inc.; their unprincipled activities are so pervasive; one can only generalize and describe eBay as an equal opportunity fraudster: they will directly defraud, or will directly and indirectly aid and abet others to defraud, whoever they can, whenever they can—as long as there is a gain for eBay. eBay is probably the most unscrupulous commercial entity on the planet; eBay is—demonstrably—
the greatest knowing and calculated facilitator of the most massive, endemic, auction fraud on consumers that the world is ever likely to know and, doubtless, there will be a trickle down effect of like criminal activity to their other operations. Anyone that does any form of business with eBay, or any of its subsidiaries, like “PreyPal”, does so at their peril … http://bit.ly/11F2ea
s

The ugly reality of eBay Inc.:
eBay's crooked auctions marketplace ... http://bit.ly/11F2ea
s
eBay Motors (UK sampling): Auction Fraud Galore ... http://bit.ly/I2gTEU
eBay Motors XSS Redirect Scams in Action: video ... http://bit.ly/1d46Nv
E
Barclays Bank–eBay/Gumtree Motors Scams … http://bit.ly/1c9Uwc
k
eBay's clunky, unprincipled "PreyPal" ... http://bit.ly/UVXx53
The ongoing joke of eBay Inc. ... http://bit.ly/YvxFEg
Fun quotes from the eBay executive suite ... http://bit.ly/12xvzy
A
What about eBay's criminal activities? Wire Fraud on Buyers on eBay Auctions The fundamental fraud on consumers by eBay is eBay's demonstrably false claim to have “sophisticated and proactive” systems in place to control shill bidding fraud. Clearly, eBay has no such systems in place, and such a claim is therefore a "false representation for the purpose of making a gain” and that is effectively a criminal fraud on eBay users, a deliberate and outrageous deception on eBay’s great many trusting users, leading those users to believe that the warm woolly coats on their backs are safe when, in fact, eBay is leading them into the shearing shed where eBay’s wolves are laying in wait. Indeed, eBay has been tacitly aiding and abetting, and effectively encouraging such criminal activity since the year dot, and particularly so since Johnny Ho introduced additional anonymity for bidding IDs in 2008, for no other reason than to further obscure shill bidding fraud from which eBay profits handsomely, for example … http://bit.ly/11F2ea s Nevertheless eBay is an Equal Opportunity Fraudster eBay is only biased in favour of buyers when it suits their purpose. It’s nigh impossible to keep a track of all the deviousness and unscrupulousness, or, indeed, the criminal activity, of eBay Inc.; their unprincipled activities are so pervasive; one can only generalize and describe eBay as an equal opportunity fraudster: they will directly defraud, or will directly and indirectly aid and abet others to defraud, whoever they can, whenever they can—as long as there is a gain for eBay. eBay is probably the most unscrupulous commercial entity on the planet; eBay is—demonstrably— the greatest knowing and calculated facilitator of the most massive, endemic, auction fraud on consumers that the world is ever likely to know and, doubtless, there will be a trickle down effect of like criminal activity to their other operations. Anyone that does any form of business with eBay, or any of its subsidiaries, like “PreyPal”, does so at their peril … http://bit.ly/11F2ea s The ugly reality of eBay Inc.: eBay's crooked auctions marketplace ... http://bit.ly/11F2ea s eBay Motors (UK sampling): Auction Fraud Galore ... http://bit.ly/I2gTEU eBay Motors XSS Redirect Scams in Action: video ... http://bit.ly/1d46Nv E Barclays Bank–eBay/Gumtree Motors Scams … http://bit.ly/1c9Uwc k eBay's clunky, unprincipled "PreyPal" ... http://bit.ly/UVXx53 The ongoing joke of eBay Inc. ... http://bit.ly/YvxFEg Fun quotes from the eBay executive suite ... http://bit.ly/12xvzy A PhilipCohen
  • Score: -1

8:13pm Sat 29 Mar 14

PhilipCohen says...

“No Receipt? No Problem. Sell it on eBay!”

http://cappnonymous.
wordpress.com/2014/0
1/11/latest-ebay-pro
mo-no-receipt-no-pro
blem/

“As you can see, this is a recipe for disaster. The very first thing ebaY will want when a buyer complaint is filed will be proof of authenticity/purchas
e/acquisition for the items(s). But feel free to list all your fake designer and brand name widgets and gadgets. Ebay wants you to! …”—cappnonymou
s

“Sell your first 10 items for free.”

Another desperate “special offer” (and first ten items listed fee-free) from eBay inviting their fellow felons to hawk their stolen/fake goods for sale on eBay …

Yet another indication that things must be getting particularly desperate at the ’Bay … So, what’s new? …

Can’t you just picture those headless turkeys in the eBay executive suite, running around in circles, flapping their wings, bumping into each other, and coming up with such pathetic ideas as this …

eBay / PayPal / Donahoe: Dead Men Walking ... http://bit.ly/11F2ea
s
“No Receipt? No Problem. Sell it on [Sleaz]eBay!” http://cappnonymous. wordpress.com/2014/0 1/11/latest-ebay-pro mo-no-receipt-no-pro blem/ “As you can see, this is a recipe for disaster. The very first thing ebaY will want when a buyer complaint is filed will be proof of authenticity/purchas e/acquisition for the items(s). But feel free to list all your fake designer and brand name widgets and gadgets. Ebay wants you to! …”—cappnonymou s “Sell your first 10 [stolen/fake] items for free.” Another desperate “special offer” (and first ten items listed fee-free) from eBay inviting their fellow felons to hawk their stolen/fake goods for sale on eBay … Yet another indication that things must be getting particularly desperate at the ’Bay … So, what’s new? … Can’t you just picture those headless turkeys in the eBay executive suite, running around in circles, flapping their wings, bumping into each other, and coming up with such pathetic ideas as this … eBay / PayPal / Donahoe: Dead Men Walking ... http://bit.ly/11F2ea s PhilipCohen
  • Score: -1

11:21pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Mr chock says...

this is a good result , fake goods do no one any good apart from the seller . manufacture of them is i suspect in "sweat shops "
recently i bought an item of ebay that was of poor quality i got a refund but the seller never explained the reasons i kept the item . Markets are patrolled by undercover officers and its good to see the online is having some investigations too .. KEEP up the good efforts Trading standards
this is a good result , fake goods do no one any good apart from the seller . manufacture of them is i suspect in "sweat shops " recently i bought an item of ebay that was of poor quality i got a refund but the seller never explained the reasons i kept the item . Markets are patrolled by undercover officers and its good to see the online is having some investigations too .. KEEP up the good efforts Trading standards Mr chock
  • Score: 1

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree