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National e Consumer Week impact in IP Crime Report

As we approach National Consumer Week 2011 the successful event from last year is highlighted in the Annual IP Crime Report of the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) launched 9 August 2011.

The Trading Standards Institute (TSI) joined forces with IPO to raise awareness of safe online shopping with a checklist for consumers on how to avoid fake websites and products, scams and identity theft.
A survey on TSI’s website found that 73 per cent of people are concerned about shopping online and that 28 per cent had had problems shopping online.

National e-Consumer  Week saw calls to Consumer Direct around counterfeit goods rise by 43 per cent.