Ticket fraud

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-12-16
Session date: 
December 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/4384
Question By: 
Tony Arbour
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

It was recently reported that in the last six months music and sports fans have lost more than £1.2 million across the UK to ticket fraud. What work have you, MOPAC and the Metropolitan Police Service undertaken to reduce the number of Londoners who fall victim to ticket-related fraud?

Answer

Answer for Ticket fraud

Answer for Ticket fraud

Answered By: 
The Mayor

In October the Falcon Prevention team re-launched the Safe Ticketing Anti-Fraud Forum with leading players in the industry including the Concert Promoters Association, Association of Independent Festivals, Premier League, RFU and others. The forum is focused on reducing the opportunities for criminals to commit ticketing crime; developing data and intelligence sharing between the industry and police; identifying and sharing leading industry best practice and promoting public awareness campaigns. In November the MPS supported the industry's awareness campaign.  Such scams are also included in Falcon's Little Book of Big Scams shared with the public and private sector.

MOPAC set clear expectations of the MPS within its Business Crime Strategy to make a measurable improvement in its response to online fraud. The Business Crime Change Board, chaired by Deputy Mayor Stephen Greenhalgh monitors progress. Recent improvements to Action Fraud were identified through the board and action put in place.