Forgery and counterfeiting can impact an individual or organisation’s income, its brand name and may even have public safety and health implications. Fortunately, the creation and distribution of counterfeit materials is almost always documented in great detail on the forger’s computers and mobile phones. Victims of counterfeiting and regulatory agencies often turn to computer forensic experts to unravel the extent of these incidents and assist in building a legal case.
Forensic Control assisted in a large-scale operation against the sale of counterfeit medicines over the internet. The medicines were being produced in China, then shipped to Europe for packaging and then imported to the UK where they reached the shelves of a number of pharmacies across London and southeast England. This pharmaceutical counterfeiting was especially dangerous as medicines contained reduced amounts of the stated active ingredients, posing a health risk to patients that relied on them. Our forensic team studied servers, laptops, desktop computers and mobile phones to untangle a complex web of relationships between the suppliers and producers. Emails, instant-messenger chats, spreadsheets and documents provided the examining officers with a wealth of material to back their case.
To find out how Forensic Control can assist you in this area call 020 7193 3324.