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Government’s targeted ban on ticket bot software programs comes into force

Ticket touts are now banned from using automated software to buy more tickets for events than they are allowed, only to then sell them on at inflated prices. New legislation enforced by the Government means that anyone caught breaking the law will face an unlimited fine. Bots...
Posted On 09 Jul 2018
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Banking Protocol’s introduction prevents £25 million in fraud and leads to 197 arrests

Figures published by UK Finance have revealed that £24.7 million of fraud has been prevented and 197 arrests made thanks to the introduction of the Banking Protocol, a ground-breaking scheme aimed at identifying and protecting potential fraud victims when they visit a bank or...
Posted On 25 Jun 2018
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Government moves to outlaw ticket tout “bots” with provision in Digital Economy Act

New legislation will ban ticket touts from using automated software such that they can evade security measures and snap up more tickets than allowed by event organisers only to sell them on at hugely inflated prices. A new criminal offence – to be brought forward thanks to...
Posted On 02 Jan 2018
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BSI launches Code of Practice to protect vulnerable customers from fraud and financial abuse

Business standards company the British Standards Institution (BSI) has launched a new Code of Practice that gives recommendations to organisations for protecting vulnerable customers from financial harm that might occur as a result of fraud or financial abuse. Sponsored by...
Posted On 20 Nov 2017
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“Financial fraud incidents rise by 53% in first half of 2016” reports FFA UK

According to official figures just released by Financial Fraud Action UK (FFA UK), more than one million incidents of financial fraud occurred in the first six months of 2016. This represents a 53% increase compared to the same period last year, meaning that an inciden...
Posted On 26 Sep 2016