Warning issued about ticket fraud in Dorset

 Warning issued about ticket fraud in Dorset

TICKET fraudsters have tricked victims in Dorset out of thousands of pounds with people urged to be vigilant of scammers.

In the past year, 120 reports of ticket fraud have been made across the south west, with losses totalling £81,100.

A total of 19 of these reports were made to Dorset Police, which saw victims lose £10,700 according to the NFIB Fraud and Cyber Crime Dashboard.

Dorset Police has issued a statement on social media warning people to be vigilant when booking tickets: “Criminals are sophisticated and will take advantage of those looking to buy tickets to music and sporting events this summer. Always take a moment to stop and think before parting with your money or information.”

Figures from the national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime reveal almost £1 million has been lost to ticket fraud so far this year.

So far in 2021, 1,085 reports of ticket fraud have been made equating to an…

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