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Ticket crime crackdown

Ticket crime crackdown Credit: PA

The Metropolitan Police have called for regulation or potential new laws to combat ticket crime - including fraud, counterfeiting and touting. Apart from the resale of football tickets, reselling tickets is not illegal, but the force has called for a clampdown on ticket crime.

The Met says ticket fraud alone costs around £40 million a year. In the report, the force called for a transparent ticketing market underpinned by either regulation, legislation, or both, to help people understand who they are buying from and therefore better protect themselves against ticket crime

The report also called for victims of ticket crime to report suspected offences to the authorities and agencies such as Action Fraud. That will allow the police and other authorities to gain a more accurate picture of the scale of ticket crime and then take action to stop it