Six people have been arrested on suspicion of selling counterfeit products online in East Yorkshire and north Lincolnshire.
The arrests are part of an ongoing Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) investigation that was launched following a referral from software giant Microsoft.
The police inquiry is targeting a criminal operation selling fake Product Keys, Windows re-installation discs and Key Cards through a number of accounts on an online selling platform.
A woman, 40, and two men, 21 and 20, were arrested at their home in Barton-upon-Humber, where a number of suspected counterfeit items were seized by detectives from London, with support from Humberside Police.
Two men, 70 and 38, and a woman, 66, were arrested a few hours later at a second address, where more suspected counterfeit items were seized.
A Microsoft specialist has estimated the suspected counterfeit items located at the two properties to be valued in excess of £100,000.
The 66 year old woman was later released from bail.
Humberside Police is holding an open day, between 10am and 3.30pm to mark the recent re-opening of Bransholme Police Station,
It will give the public an opportunity to see behind the scenes of a police station and also interact with officers and partner agencies.
Neighbourhood Policing Team Inspector for North Carr and East, Peter Ogden, said: "This unique event provides the local community a chance to have a look at the station and to meet some of their local Police Officers and PCSOs.
"Equally, it gives us the opportunity to meet the people who live and work in the area in which we serve."
Humberside police say the crime rate for their area has fallen, according to new statistics. Police say the total crimes reported between July 2012 and the end of June 2013 were down by four per cent, meaning 2,678 incidents.
There were reductions in victim-based crime, including robbery (down three per cent), domestic burglary (down five per cent), vehicle offences (down nine per cent), theft from the person (down 14 per cent) and criminal damage & arson (down 10 per cent).
However there was an increase in violence and sexual offences, along with non-domestic burglary and shoplifting - which are in line with the national level.
Police investigating an armed robbery in East Yorkshire two months ago have arrested three more people. The gang brandished a shotgun and an axe at staff and a delivery man, as they stole designer watches worth thousands of pounds from the Guest and Phillips store in Beverley.
The three people, along with 6 others from Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire have all been released on Bail.
A search is underway for a missing 11-year-old boy from Grimsby, who has not been seen since Monday. Brandom Fitzgerald vanished from the family home in the town. He is described as around five feet tall and with short dark brown hair.
Police are warning businesses to be on their guard after a report in North East Lincolnshire by a company claiming to be selling advertising space for Humberside Police.
The local business received a call from someone claiming to be selling advertising space in a magazine on behalf of Humberside Police. The caller quoted £225, however the business declined and decided to report the incident to the police as they were concerned about the authenticity of the call.
Humberside Police would like to emphasise that they do not make calls of this nature and certainly would never contact individuals or businesses asking for payment.
Police are appealing for help to find a 20-year-old woman who has been reported missing in Cleethorpes. Natasha West has not been seen for a couple of weeks.
Natasha is described as a white female, 5ft 4ins tall and of a very slim build with long brown hair. It is not known what she was last seen to be wearing, however she can often be seen in tracksuit bottoms, a hoody and a t-shirt.
Natasha has been reported missing a number of times before and police would like her, or anyone who knows where she might be to call Humberside Police tel 101 quoting log 358 of 26 June 2013.
A woman was injured after being struck by a bottle that was thrown from a flat window as she walked along a street in Bridlington.
The 58-year-old, who lives in the Yorkshire resort, suffered a suspected fracture to her foot after the glass bottle, which had been thrown from a third floor window, landed on her foot as she walked along Princess Terrace.
It is alleged a man in a third floor flat dropped or threw items including a frying pan and the glass bottle onto the street below.
Police arrested a 19 year old and an18 year old man on suspicion of assault and they have now been released on police bail.
Criminals are being made to pay for their crimes with more than £2.2 million confiscated from offenders last year in the Humberside area.
Confiscation referrals increased overall by 10 per cent for 2013-13 as compared to the previous financial year.
And confiscation orders have been successfully obtained to the tune of £2, 276,150.
Payments from confiscation orders, which have been enforced by the courts, totalled more than £800,000.
Crime does not pay and those who think it does and who believe they can continue to live off ill gotten gains are mistaken. "We will pursue criminals and use everything in our power to ensure that offenders pay back what they owe and importantly that whenever possible, victims are compensated for their misfortune."