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Two of the UK’s most prolific ticket touts have been found guilty of fraud at the conclusion of a criminal case that could set some interesting precedents regarding what British law says about the unofficial resale of tickets for profit online.
Across the UK victims of romance fraud lose an estimated £50m each year. Now, Lincolnshire Trading Standards is advising those who are looking to start a new relationship online or via a dating app to watch out for the scam.
Officers say there's at least one case every week in the county.
Eric Ocansey was among five people who set up the romance fraud
This follows an investigation by the National Trading Standards eCrime Team, which is hosted by North Yorkshire County Council and City of York Council.
A pair of touts who made upwards of £10m reselling concert tickets have been found guilty of fraudulent trading in a "landmark case" at Leeds Crown Court, UK
A police officer who claimed his windscreen was smashed by falling debris was caught out after footage from his own dashcam revealed just a piece of polystyrene had missed his car.
More than 20 women from Manchester were in the dock, following five crown court trials and a prosecution which a judge said cost £1m in lawyers and translators fees, as well as court time
ORGANISED fraudsters who stole the identities of more than 2,000 BT customers to pilfer £358,345 have been snared by police
More than 40 people have been arrested in a crackdown on courier fraud across England and Wales.
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