Don't Be a Victim of Ticket Fraud. Celebrities Are Backing a Campaign That Launches Today to Stop You Being Conned into Buying Fake Event Tickets Online. We Look at How to Protect Yourself - and Your Money
Byline: Monica Cafferky
Music and sport stars including Kate Nash, JLS and Freddie Flintoff are supporting a move to stamp out bogus ticket sellers and websites.
More and more people are falling victim to fraudsters who are operating sites that advertise tickets for sale but never send them. They simply take your money and disappear - the website often shuts down ahead of the event.
Research from the Office of Fair Trading (OFT), which is launching the "Just Tick It" campaign, shows that last year one in 12 ticket buyers fell prey to this scam and lost an average of pounds 80.
It's a multi-million pound industry, as the Mirror reported last week when one notorious tout was convictged of fraud.
Platinum-selling artist Kate Nash is backing the campaign after seeing how upsetting the experience can be.
She says: "Last year a friend paid pounds …
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Publication information: Article title: Don't Be a Victim of Ticket Fraud. Celebrities Are Backing a Campaign That Launches Today to Stop You Being Conned into Buying Fake Event Tickets Online. We Look at How to Protect Yourself - and Your Money. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Mirror (London, England). Publication date: May 28, 2010. Page number: 52. © 2009 MGN LTD. COPYRIGHT 2010 Gale Group.
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