Beware customs con

#1
A new UK Customs con has just come to light, if you are cought coming into the country with any kind of counterfeit , they will not only impound it but you can be fined up to three times the value of the Origenal object, in the case of a knock off Rolex this could be tens of thousands of pounds, another government rip off, travellers beware
 
#3
Dont buy fake goods then, you pikey barsteward.
Get caught speeding, then expect a big feckoff fine.
Get caught bringing counterfeit goods into the country because your a cheap pikey b´stard and cannot be bothered to buy the original. Feckin Pikey cnut.

SK
 
#4
SKJOLD said:
Dont buy fake goods then, you pikey barsteward.
Get caught speeding, then expect a big feckoff fine.
Get caught bringing counterfeit goods into the country because your a cheap pikey b´stard and cannot be bothered to buy the original. Feckin Pikey cnut.

SK
Bloke from 2nd Welsh told me about it at the March in town today,
 
#5
tropper66 said:
SKJOLD said:
Dont buy fake goods then, you pikey barsteward.
Get caught speeding, then expect a big feckoff fine.
Get caught bringing counterfeit goods into the country because your a cheap pikey b´stard and cannot be bothered to buy the original. Feckin Pikey cnut.

SK
Bloke from 2nd Welsh told me about it at the March in town today,
well it must be true then!
 
#6
tropper66 said:
A new UK Customs con has just come to light, if you are cought coming into the country with any kind of counterfeit , they will not only impound it but you can be fined up to three times the value of the Origenal object, in the case of a knock off Rolex this could be tens of thousands of pounds, another government rip off, travellers beware
1. It' not the UK, it's France and Germany.

2. It's not three times the value, it's two times.

3. Stop listening to "Fat bloke in the pub" and try watching the news! :oops:
 
#7
Flying Felix said:
tropper66 said:
A new UK Customs con has just come to light, if you are cought coming into the country with any kind of counterfeit , they will not only impound it but you can be fined up to three times the value of the Origenal object, in the case of a knock off Rolex this could be tens of thousands of pounds, another government rip off, travellers beware
1. It' not the UK, it's France and Germany.

2. It's not three times the value, it's two times.

3. Stop listening to "Fat bloke in the pub" and try watching the news! :oops:
4. Somebody should be shot for this.
 
#8
mistersoft said:
Flying Felix said:
tropper66 said:
A new UK Customs con has just come to light, if you are cought coming into the country with any kind of counterfeit , they will not only impound it but you can be fined up to three times the value of the Origenal object, in the case of a knock off Rolex this could be tens of thousands of pounds, another government rip off, travellers beware
1. It' not the UK, it's France and Germany.

2. It's not three times the value, it's two times.

3. Stop listening to "Fat bloke in the pub" and try watching the news! :oops:
4. Somebody should be shot for this.
Only if they get a letter first though :D
 
#9
Flying Felix said:
tropper66 said:
A new UK Customs con has just come to light, if you are cought coming into the country with any kind of counterfeit , they will not only impound it but you can be fined up to three times the value of the Origenal object, in the case of a knock off Rolex this could be tens of thousands of pounds, another government rip off, travellers beware
1. It' not the UK, it's France and Germany.WRONG

2. It's not three times the value, it's two times. RIGHT

3. Stop listening to "Fat bloke in the pub" and try watching the news! :oops:
SOMEONE JUST BACK FROM AFGHANISTAN IS NOT A FAT BLOKE IN THE PUB CNUT

I just checked it out on the net and BBC
 
#10
Flying Felix said:
tropper66 said:
A new UK Customs con has just come to light, if you are cought coming into the country with any kind of counterfeit , they will not only impound it but you can be fined up to three times the value of the Origenal object, in the case of a knock off Rolex this could be tens of thousands of pounds, another government rip off, travellers beware
1. It' not the UK, it's France and Germany.WRONG

2. It's not three times the value, it's two times. RIGHT

3. Stop listening to "Fat bloke in the pub" and try watching the news! :oops:
SOMEONE JUST BACK FROM AFGHANISTAN IS NOT A FAT BLOKE IN THE PUB CNUT

I just checked it out on the net and BBC
 
#11
Flying Felix said:
tropper66 said:
A new UK Customs con has just come to light, if you are cought coming into the country with any kind of counterfeit , they will not only impound it but you can be fined up to three times the value of the Origenal object, in the case of a knock off Rolex this could be tens of thousands of pounds, another government rip off, travellers beware
1. It' not the UK, it's France and Germany.WRONG

2. It's not three times the value, it's two times. RIGHT

3. Stop listening to "Fat bloke in the pub" and try watching the news! :oops:
SOMEONE JUST BACK FROM AFGHANISTAN IS NOT A FAT BLOKE IN THE PUB CNUT

I just checked it out on the net and BBC
 
#12
Boll'cks, am in HK with Mrs JPW for some pre-det leave.......should I ditch the genuinely authentic; joakleys, mock blanc pens and $50 'rolex'?
 
#13
Tropper is perfectly correct:

Tourists warned over fake goods

Holidaymakers could be fined thousands of pounds - or even jailed - for buying fake designer goods when abroad, copyright lawyers are warning.

Authorities in France and Italy are not just targeting those who produce and sell fakes but also those who buy them.

In France, the maximum fine is 300,000 euro (£260,000) or three years in jail.
Tropper, if you'd just provided the link.
 

Mr_Fingerz

LE
Book Reviewer
#14
tropper66 said:
A new UK Customs con has just come to light, if you are cought coming into the country with any kind of counterfeit , they will not only impound it but you can be fined up to three times the value of the Origenal object, in the case of a knock off Rolex this could be tens of thousands of pounds, another government rip off, travellers beware
A) It's not new.
B) It's not a con
C) Under CEMA 79 you can be done for the importation of what you believe to have been contraband (e.g. 1Kg of Cocaine) even if it turns out to be caster sugar.

Read PN1. Declare anything over your limit, and don't be stupid enough to smuggle goods into the UK. Penalty for contravening s170 CEMA 79 is 7 years imprisonment, or, an unlimited fine, or, both.
 
#15
If I want to buy 'rook-a-like' watches or anything else, including clothing, then I bloody-well will.

This is probably another European Soviet Union directive being implemented stringently by Brown's 'jobsworth arrseholes'.

Good spot 'tropper66'.

Where did 'SKJOLD' come from? 'ashie' or 'parapuke's' Charm School?
 
#16
Mr_Fingerz said:
tropper66 said:
A new UK Customs con has just come to light, if you are cought coming into the country with any kind of counterfeit , they will not only impound it but you can be fined up to three times the value of the Origenal object, in the case of a knock off Rolex this could be tens of thousands of pounds, another government rip off, travellers beware
A) It's not new.
B) It's not a con
C) Under CEMA 79 you can be done for the importation of what you believe to have been contraband (e.g. 1Kg of Cocaine) even if it turns out to be caster sugar.

Read PN1. Declare anything over your limit, and don't be stupid enough to smuggle goods into the UK. Penalty for contravening s170 CEMA 79 is 7 years imprisonment, or, an unlimited fine, or, both.
It's not about contraband, but fake gear, this means the clothing you are wearing could be taken from you and you still fined a wodge of dosh, it could be anything with a fake label, from a Rolex, a bottle of booze to a pair of trainers. In the past it was impounded, but now there is this new fine, probable to make up for all the money thar Customs are having to payall the Booze Cruser's who hab their cars illegally impounded
 
#17
As usual, people are confused by Customs rules.

If you want to buy a 'replica rolex' that's your call. Its perfectly legal as long as:

You have no more than 3 of the same design/model (this rule is somewhat flexible if total value of goods are less than the travellers allowance)

And :

Their is no evidence of commercial intent.

If you want to wear fake bling, no Customs Officer can seize it from you. Only commercial imports (usually cargo, postal, rarely merchandise in baggage) is seizable, and rights holders informed for 3rd party action against you. It happens, especially with LV luggage and designer labels.

If you go over your personal allowances of £340 (and in Pattaya this will buy you several high end copies!)
then you will be liable for VAT and watch duty (£0.57p per watch) The watch is your personal property regardless of its provenance. If you can't pay, the goods will be detained but remain your property. However if not paid in 6 months they may be destroyed.
 
#18
IIRC HMRC is in the crap over wrongly fining people for tobacco importation.They (US) will have to repay millions of pounds wrongly taken in fines.
 
#19
walt_of_the_walts said:
As usual, people are confused by Customs rules.

If you want to buy a 'replica rolex' that's your call. Its perfectly legal as long as:

You have no more than 3 of the same design/model (this rule is somewhat flexible if total value of goods are less than the travellers allowance)

And :

Their is no evidence of commercial intent.

If you want to wear fake bling, no Customs Officer can seize it from you. Only commercial imports (usually cargo, postal, rarely merchandise in baggage) is seizable, and rights holders informed for 3rd party action against you. It happens, especially with LV luggage and designer labels.

If you go over your personal allowances of £340 (and in Pattaya this will buy you several high end copies!)
then you will be liable for VAT and watch duty (£0.57p per watch) The watch is your personal property regardless of its provenance. If you can't pay, the goods will be detained but remain your property. However if not paid in 6 months they may be destroyed.

This came in today and is still being reported and it now seems that ownership of a fake is now criminal offence with an on the spot fine of twice the full value of the original item
 
#20
walt_of_the_walts said:
As usual, people are confused by Customs rules.

If you want to buy a 'replica rolex' that's your call. Its perfectly legal as long as:

You have no more than 3 of the same design/model (this rule is somewhat flexible if total value of goods are less than the travellers allowance)

And :

Their is no evidence of commercial intent.

If you want to wear fake bling, no Customs Officer can seize it from you. Only commercial imports (usually cargo, postal, rarely merchandise in baggage) is seizable, and rights holders informed for 3rd party action against you. It happens, especially with LV luggage and designer labels.

If you go over your personal allowances of £340 (and in Pattaya this will buy you several high end copies!)
then you will be liable for VAT and watch duty (£0.57p per watch) The watch is your personal property regardless of its provenance. If you can't pay, the goods will be detained but remain your property. However if not paid in 6 months they may be destroyed.

This came in today and is still being reported and it now seems that ownership of a fake is now criminal offence with an on the spot fine of twice the full value of the original item
 
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