Friday, 3 July 2015

UK sees 500 ticket frauds reported in a month

UK Action Fraud has revealed it received more than 500 reports of ticket fraud within the last month. The fraud and internet crime reporting centre said the high figure was largely attributed to the number of UK festivals and high-profile concerts taking place over the summer. Of the 533 reports Action Fraud has received so far in June, 228 mentioned a company called Circle Tickets, which was advertising tickets for shows including Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and AC/DC at inflated prices, and recently ceased trading online. The reports are now with the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB). NFIB said one third of crime reports related to ticket fraud in 2014 happened in the May-July period.

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