First fake games consoles seized in UK raid

By Mike, Wednesday, 21 January 2009 15:44 GMT

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During a raid on illegal counterfeiters operating on auction site EBay, police seized 40 consoles making this the first time fake consoles have been found in the UK.

Investigators from Bromley Trading Standards Department and the local enforcement the consoles packaged with power units as well as game copying devices.

On top of all that they found 150 moody games for the DS and Game Boy Advance.

Michael Rawlinson, managing director of ELSPA, said: “The replication of video games software and hardware is illegal and has a negative impact on both local and national businesses.

“ELSPA would like to thank the thorough and professional investigation by Bromley Trading Standards department and local Police whose work with our investigators has stopped the illegal activities of yet another internet pirate.”

Lesson: If you can’t take a joke, don’t sell dodgy products on the internet.

By Mike Bowden

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