Google clamps down on ticket scammers
Google has announced tough new restrictions on ticket resellers, in an effort to combat fraud.
From January resellers will need to be certified by Google before they use its AdWords service, which allows people to pay for prominent listings in its search results.
The sellers must also disclose that the prices they charge may be higher than the face value.
Google said the changes were intended "to protect customers from scams".
They will target fraudsters who set up temporary websites selling non-existent tickets and who pay for a prominent slot on Google before disappearing with... read more
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