55% rise in ticket fraud costs public £5.2m

By Emily Baker

Incidents of online ticket fraud rose by 55% in the last year and cost the public £5.2 million, according to new figures released today by Get Safe Online and the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFBI).  

Fake tickets for gigs and festivals make up 15% of incidents, while tickets for sporting events accounted for a quarter of the scams.  

Fraudsters are increasingly using social media sites to target these groups, with 21% of incidents occurring on ...

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